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Bug#818065: #818065 - console-setup does not work correctly

Hello Thomas,

i saw similar problems with console not being set up correctly.
Take a look into '/etc/console-setup/', all files in there should be 644.

% l /etc/console-setup/*.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2,4K  2016-03-12 17:23
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 4,6K  2016-03-12 17:23

But lately i found a file with *600* in there.

According to my own tests it is save to 'rm /etc/console-setup/*.gz' (obviously
keeping backups of those files somewhere is always a good habbit) and then to do a:

root ~ # command dpkg-reconfigure --priority=low --frontend=dialog console-setup

This will recreate those '/etc/console-setup/*.gz' files. After doing so over
here all was good again.

kind regards,


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