[Debconf-devel] Bug#495592: debconf: confmodule: _db_cmd joins args with "I" instead of space

Max Wiehle max.wiehle at gmail.com
Mon Aug 18 19:47:18 UTC 2008

Package: debconf
Version: 1.5.22
Severity: normal

when sourcing confmodule from a shell script the commands are sometimes
joined with a "I" instead of a space leading to syntax errors:

This is the output of the skript with -x set:

+ db_subst mcf/step_change_local FILE /etc/ucf-ng/no_conflict.conf
+ _db_cmd 'SUBST mcf/step_change_local' FILE
+ IFS=' '
+ printf '%s\n' 'SUBST
+ IFS='
+ read -r _db_internal_line
+ RET='20 Incorrect number of arguments'
+ case ${_db_internal_line%%[ 	]*} in
+ return 20

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.25-2-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages debconf depends on:
ii  debconf-i18n                 1.5.22      full internationalization
ii  perl-base                    5.10.0-11.1 The Pathologically Eclectic

Versions of packages debconf recommends:
ii  apt-utils                     0.7.14+b1  APT utility programs

Versions of packages debconf suggests:
ii  debconf-doc                  1.5.22      debconf documentation
pn  debconf-utils                <none>      (no description available)
ii  gnome-utils          GNOME desktop utilities
ii  libgnome2-perl               1.042-1+b1  Perl interface to the GNOME
pn  libnet-ldap-perl             <none>      (no description available)
pn  libqt-perl                   <none>      (no description available)
pn  libterm-readline-gnu-perl    <none>      (no description available)
ii  perl                         5.10.0-11.1 Larry Wall's Practical
ii  whiptail                     0.52.2-11.3 Displays user-friendly
dialog boxe

-- debconf information:
  debconf/frontend: Dialog
  debconf/priority: high

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