[Debconf-devel] Bug#486094: debconf: hangs on selecting "show a side-by-side difference between the versions"

Christian Perrier bubulle at debian.org
Fri Jun 13 16:31:17 UTC 2008

Quoting Teemu Ikonen (tpikonen at gmail.com):
> Package: debconf
> Version: 1.5.22
> Severity: normal
> Debconf goes into infinite loop and starts consuming all the cpu when 
> selecting the "show a side-by-side difference between the versions" 
> option from the locally modified configuration files dialog. This
> seems to happen with all frontends. Here's an example session with the
> readline frontend, interrupted by CTRL-C:

It is very likely that the problem either lies in ucf (which is
responsible for the handling of conflict files changes in the
situation you describe) or the bash-completion package itself.

I would vote for a problem in bash-completing maintainer scripts...but
as I can't acess the BTS right now, or download the package, I can't
really check this.

I suggest you have a look at bash-completion bug reports...

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