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Re: the console-data question again

Hamish Moffatt wrote:
> [11:21pm] hamish@hamishpc:~> sudo dpkg -i debconf_0.2.90_all.deb 
> (Reading database ... 33513 files and directories currently installed.)
> Preparing to replace debconf (using debconf_0.2.90_all.deb) ...
> Unpacking replacement debconf ...
> Setting up debconf (0.2.90) ...
> debconf: failed to initialize Dialog frontend
> debconf: falling back to Text frontend
> Is that the workaround? Fall back to text mode? Good enough.

If you install whiptail you'll get dialog mode again. It just refuses to use
dialog for that now.

> It's a bit surprising that dialog can be broken during a code freeze..

Somehow a major new upstream version of dialog was uploaded the very day we
froze, and got in. Even though it did fix 2 or 3 dialog bugs I've reported,
I find that very annoying.

see shy jo

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