[Debconf-devel] Bug#560323: debconf: document the fact that the TITLE command is deprecated

Joey Hess joeyh at debian.org
Thu Dec 10 20:37:37 UTC 2009

Frans Pop wrote:
> During Debian Installer installations logs frequently show the warning that 
> the TITLE command is deprecated, but this is currently not documented in 
> the debconf-devel man page.

But is TITLE actually deprecated? The warning message is printed by
cdebconf, not debconf. In d-i, this makes some sense, as TITLE cannot be
localised in that environment (unless the string comes in via passthrough).
In Debian though, TITLE can be localised using gettext, and there's nothing
really wrong with doing so.

Also, note that the debconf specification in policy has not yet been updated
to document SETTITLE.

see shy jo
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