[Debconf-devel] Bug#922279: debconf: Can't select long choices in dialog (whiptail) multiselect

Colin Watson cjwatson at debian.org
Thu Feb 14 13:52:01 GMT 2019

On Wed, Feb 13, 2019 at 10:51:17PM -0700, Kevin Locke wrote:
> Note that systemd does not appear in the output regardless of whether or
> not the option is selected.  The problem is that the ellipsized choice
> text can't be mapped back to the choice value.  I have attached a patch
> which adds this mapping.  It also handles the case that ellipsized
> options become ambiguous by allowing screen overflow instead of blindly
> mapping both to a single value.

Oh dear.  Thanks - but doesn't Debconf::Element::Dialog::Select have an
analogous problem?

Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at debian.org]

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