[Debconf-devel] Bug#748427: menu during package config defeats this user

Lou Poppler loupoppler at cableone.net
Sat May 17 21:29:52 UTC 2014

On 5/17/14, Axel Beckert <abe at debian.org> wrote:

> Lou Poppler wrote:

>> Near the end of the install process I got a screen with a text menu which
>> claimed to be "Configuring science-config"
> That's not aptitude asking you, but debconf. Reassigning accordingly.

Thanks, this clue led me to "man debconf" and to "man whiptail"
which was enough for me to run "dpkg-reconfigure science-config"
and successfully navigate the user-interaction screens.

For the debconf maintainers, I still suggest it would be nice to have
some little syntax hint
displayed in the dialogues, when a new user might not even know what program
[s]he is dealing with.

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                -- John Lehman, Secretary of the Navy 1981-1987

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