[Debconf-devel] Bug#566277: dpkg-reconfigure: no renewed question b/c changed config files

arne anka debian at ginguppin.de
Fri Jan 22 16:57:55 UTC 2010

Package: debconf
Version: 1.5.28
Severity: normal

i installed a package that upon installation did ask, if a changed
config file should be replaced.
i declined the request, because i had made some changes.
now i decided to reset the config file to its default state, the eaisest
way being to simply do a reinstall of the package -- which to my
surprise did _not_ pop the question again.
the next idea was using
dpkg-reconfigure ...
but neither -phigh nor -plow (and i confess, i never really grasped what
means what and how it is determined) did produce the question again.

i'd expect those managemant tools to basically offer the same options
like a new installation or upgrade of a package does.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux (SMP w/2 CPU cores; PREEMPT)
Locale: LANG=en_DK.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_DK.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages debconf depends on:
ii  debconf-i18n                  1.5.28     full internationalization support 
ii  perl-base                     5.10.1-9   minimal Perl system

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

Versions of packages debconf suggests:
pn  debconf-doc               <none>         (no description available)
pn  debconf-utils             <none>         (no description available)
ii  dialog                    1.1-20080819-1 Displays user-friendly dialog boxe
pn  libgnome2-perl            <none>         (no description available)
pn  libnet-ldap-perl          <none>         (no description available)
pn  libterm-readline-gnu-perl <none>         (no description available)
ii  perl                      5.10.1-9       Larry Wall's Practical Extraction 
ii  whiptail                  0.52.10-5      Displays user-friendly dialog boxe

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

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