Bug#617499: console-setup-mini: XKBOPTIONS is ignored when XKBVARIANT is empty
After upgrading to squeeze and installing keyboard-configuration and
console-setup-mini, I couldn't get my compose:rwin option to be
respected on the linux consoles. The compose key had no effect. However,
Ctrl + . worked normally.
I think I traced the problem down to the way ckbdcomp (in my case
ckbcomp-mini) is invoked by setupcon. It is invoked in this way:
ckbcomp $acm_option $rules_option -model "$XKBMODEL" "$XKBLAYOUT" "$XKBVARIANT"
instead of the recommended way:
ckbcomp $acm_option $rules_option -model "$XKBMODEL" -layout "$XKBLAYOUT"
-variant "$XKBVARIANT" -option "$XKBOPTIONS"
While the 2 versions do the same thing when all variables are non-empty
strings, they behave differently in the common case where XKBVARIANT is
"". In that case, with the first version, the argument-reading loop
stops at the first empty string, so that the option argument is silently
Using the second form of invocation solves my compose-key problem.
-- System Information:
Debian Release: 6.0
APT prefers stable
APT policy: (910, 'stable'), (900, 'stable'), (890, 'squeeze-updates'), (80,
'unstable'), (40, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=fr_FR.utf8, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Versions of packages console-setup-mini depends on:
ii debconf [debconf-2.0] 188.8.131.52 Debian configuration management sy
ii keyboard-configuration 1.68 system-wide keyboard preferences
Versions of packages console-setup-mini recommends:
ii console-tools 1:0.2.3dbs-69.1 Linux console and font utilities
Versions of packages console-setup-mini suggests
ii lsb-base 3.2-23.2squeeze1 Linux Standard Base 3.2 init scrip
-- no debconf information