[Debconf-devel] Bug#459472: debconf: Missing dependency for "dialog-like program".

Carlo Wood carlo at alinoe.com
Sun Jan 6 19:27:42 UTC 2008

Package: debconf
Version: 1.5.14
Severity: minor

When removing packages from my system, I unintentionally broke debconf
because 'apt-get remove' allowed me to remove the package 'whiptail'.
After that, debconf started to print:

debconf: (No usable dialog-like program is installed, so the dialog based frontend cannot be used. at /usr/share/perl5/Debconf/FrontEnd/Dialog.pm line 75, <> line 1.)

Shouldn't there be a dependency that prohibits someone to delete all 'dialog'
programs if debconf is still (to be) installed?

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

Kernel: Linux 2.6.22-2-k7 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages debconf depends on:
ii  debconf-i18n                1.5.14       full internationalization support 
ii  perl-base                   5.8.8-7etch1 The Pathologically Eclectic Rubbis

Versions of packages debconf recommends:
ii  apt-utils                     0.7.6      APT utility programs

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

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