[Debconf-devel] Bug#608536: debconf: editor frontend silently omits invalid values

Jonathan Nieder jrnieder at gmail.com
Sat Jan 1 07:05:27 UTC 2011

Package: debconf
Version: 1.5.36
Severity: wishlist

Colin Watson wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 30, 2010 at 05:48:53PM -0600, Jonathan Nieder wrote:

>>  - No error response for typos --- the malformed resulting old_devices
>>    seems to just result in install_devices="" or something.
> That's a debconf bug (or missing feature).
> Debconf::Editor::Multiselect::value just greps out invalid values.

Thanks.  I agree, the debconf editor frontend could (and should) take
care of reporting invalid values and asking the user to fix them.

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