[Debconf-devel] Bug#487346: /usr/share/debconf/frontend hangs when using the sdiff option.

Charles Plessy plessy at debian.org
Sat Jun 21 04:34:59 UTC 2008

Package: debconf
Version: 1.5.22
Severity: important

Dear Debconf maintainers,

In the "Modified configuration file" dialog of Debconf, when chosing the
sdiff option, /usr/share/debconf/frontend hangs eating 100% of CPU power.
Ctrl-C can escape this.

To have an opportunity to see this bug, you can for instance
cdebootstrap Etch, and update it to Lenny: bash-completion uses this

(As a side whishlist, how about giving a very basic manpage to frontend,
as it can appear in top or ps outputs? It is as simple as adding a bit
of POD documentation and running pod2man…)

Have a nice day,

-- Charles Plessy, Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.24-1-686 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=fr_FR.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR.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 support 
ii  perl-base                     5.10.0-10  The Pathologically Eclectic Rubbis

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

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

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