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Re: the console-data question again

On Tue, 15 Feb 2000, Hamish Moffatt wrote:

> On Tue, Feb 15, 2000 at 01:17:51PM +0100, Santiago Vila wrote:
> > Note: The bug is fixed in debconf_0.2.80.6.
> How can debconf fix a dialog bug?

Because it happened to be a debconf bug after all.

> You mean it is worked around in that version.

No. had a workaround (not using dialog at all).

debconf_0.2.80.6 really fixes the bug. This is the changelog entry from Joey:

   * dpkg-preconfigure: It turns out that the trick of reading from stdin
     until EOF, then reading more later only works if stdin is a tty. When it
     was running from apt, that wasn't so, and so it caused dialog to lock up,
     in a tight loop, unable to read keypresses from stdin. The fix is 
     pretty simple; just open /dev/tty and connect STDIN to it after reading
     the filelist from apt. Closes: #56518, #57771 (important bugs).


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