[Debconf-devel] Bug#546051: debconf should offer to email or save displayed information

Craig Sanders cas at taz.net.au
Thu Sep 10 22:31:29 UTC 2009

Package: debconf
Version: 1.5.27

(probably all previous versions too).

some of the information displayed by debconf while upgrading the system
is important and needs to be used as a reference while fixing whatever
problem has been mentioned.

unfortunately, the information displayed is transient and disappears
when the user clicks on cancel or OK.

*ALL* dialog boxes displayed by debconf with such information (typically
with just an "OK" or an "OK" & "Cancel" button) should have additional
buttons allowing the user to email or save the info somewhere.

if the user chooses to email the info, it should ask for an email
address - and then keep that address as the default to be used the next
time that debconf asks for an address.

see the screenshot attached to Bug #546048 for a good example of why
this feature is necessary:



craig sanders <cas at taz.net.au>

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