[Debconf-devel] Bug#779920: Bug#779920: Bug#779920: debconf: questions sourced from a template owned by another package block purge/install of other package

Colin Watson cjwatson at debian.org
Mon Jul 13 00:23:56 UTC 2015

Control: tag 518322 pending
Control: tag 779920 pending

On Sun, Jul 12, 2015 at 10:12:52PM +0200, Paul Gevers wrote:
> On 12-07-15 19:33, Colin Watson wrote:
> > I think I would want to see a full DEBCONF_DEBUG=developer log
> > demonstrating the exact sequence of steps that's going wrong before
> > trying to recommend a solution, though.
> Please see below. The logging starts with uninstalling cacti (which was
> installed before, although without db, but that doesn't change the
> behavior). Then dbconfig-common is purged. Then dbconfig-common is
> installed and finally cacti again. I hope this helps to find the issue.
> The issue fails with:
> debconf (developer): <-- REGISTER dbconfig-common/database-type
> cacti/database-type
> debconf (developer): --> 10 No such template,
> "dbconfig-common/database-type"

Gotcha, thanks.  This commit should fix it:


If you want to kick the tyres on that a little bit locally before I
upload (e.g. by editing /usr/share/perl5/Debconf/Template.pm in-place),
that would be good.


Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at debian.org]

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