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Bug#151629: dselect: Revert to previous, sensible, UI

Package: dselect
Version: N/A
Severity: important

       2) Important Bug. Has a major effect on the usability of a package,
       without rendering it completely unusable to everyone.

While the stupid lack-of-appropriate-response to the spacebar upon
invocation doesn't make the package completely unusable, it does at
least make it significantly less likely that the newbie will read the

Overall effects:  Annoyance to the seasoned dselect user, and lowered
likelihood of the new dselect user having read the help screens before
using the system.

The former probably warrants a big fat informational warning (via
debconf?) when upgrading, the latter warrants reverting to the old UI
(which also fixes the former.)

It would also cure the additional problem of inconsistent behaviour
from one Debian system to another.  (Doesn't anyone involved with this
do user support at all?)

-- System Information
Debian Release: 3.0
Kernel Version: Linux phoenix 2.4.18 #1 Sun Mar 3 20:15:51 UTC 2002 i586 unknown

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