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Bug#255504: dpkg: config file replacement question is badly phrased

On Mon, 2004-06-21 at 14:46 +0100, Aquarion wrote:

> When a new config file is installed, you get a question like this:
> Configuration file `/etc/dovecot.conf'
>  ==> Modified (by you or by a script) since installation.
>  ==> Package distributor has shipped an updated version.
>    What would you like to do about it ?  Your options are:
>     Y or I  : install the package maintainer's version
>     N or O  : keep your currently-installed version
>       D     : show the differences between the versions
>       Z     : background this process to examine the situation
>  The default action is to keep your current version.
> *** dovecot.conf (Y/I/N/O/D/Z) [default=N] ? o
> But the question (What would you like to do about it?) bares no relation
> to two of the options (Yes and No), which are also needlessly
> duplicated.
There is no "Yes" or "No" option; there is "install the package
maintainer's version" and "keep your currently-installed version" which
happen to be bound to the keys "Y" and "N", but these don't mean "Yes"
or "No".

Have you ever, ever felt like this?
Had strange things happen?  Are you going round the twist?

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