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. 0.2.80.5 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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