Bug#427832: developers-reference: Should no longer discourage the use of "error" debconf templates
The Developer's Reference should no longer discourage the use of "error"
debconf templates as these are supported since debconf 1.4.69 (pre-etch
This template type should even be encouraged when needing some special user
Patch attached. Please check the wording.
-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
APT prefers unstable
APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (500, 'stable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.21-1-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=fr_FR.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
developers-reference depends on no packages.
Versions of packages developers-reference recommends:
ii debian-policy 184.108.40.206 Debian Policy Manual and related d
-- no debconf information
--- developers-reference.sgml 2007-06-06 20:28:43.172100891 +0200
+++ developers-reference.sgml.old 2007-06-06 20:26:32.678380132 +0200
@@ -4383,12 +4383,17 @@
-This type is designed to handle error messages. It is mostly similar to
+<strong>THIS TEMPLATE TYPE IS NOT HANDLED BY DEBCONF YET.</strong>
+It has been added to cdebconf, the C version of debconf, first used in
+the Debian Installer.
+Please do not use it unless debconf supports it.
+This type is designed to handle error message. It is mostly similar to
the "note" type. Frontends may present it differently (for instance,
the dialog frontend of cdebconf draws a red screen instead of the
usual blue one).
-It is recommended to use this type for any message that needs user attentionfor a correction of any kind.
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