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Bug#151727: dpkg: dselect message " Do you wish to change (overwrite) it?[y/N]" hazardous

reassign 151727 apt

On Tue, 2 Jul 2002, Dan Jacobson wrote:

> Package: dpkg
> Version: 1.9.20
> Severity: important
> in dselct, choosing the apt-get method, we are faced with
>    Do you wish to change (overwrite) it?[y/N]
> regarding our sources.list file.
> Well, already twice in the last month I have been shocked that my
> sources.list was blown away by saying "y".  I thought it meant
> "change, or even overwrite", "change, and optionally overwrite"...
> well, indeed, it means "change (i.e. overwrite)" ... what a surprise.
> Therefore will you kindly speak clearer:
>    Do you wish to ERASE it?[y/N]
> By the way, you could also add e for calling $EDITOR, etc.
> Anyway, many users will find their hard tuned sources.list blown away
> "because they didn't understand English".

This is an apt bug.

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