Bug#793990: libdvd-pkg: Debconf abuse

Christian Perrier bubulle at debian.org
Wed Jul 29 12:53:41 UTC 2015

Package: libdvd-pkg
Version: N/A
Severity: normal

This package seems to use a debconf note to notify users without any
special action.

This is usually identified as "debconf abuse". Debconf notes should be
kept for for important notes that the user really should see, since
debconf will go to great pains to make sure the user sees it; halting
the install for them to press a key.  It's best to use these only for
warning about very serious problems, and the error datatype is often
more suitable.  

Please consider alternative ways to warn users such as entries in
NEWS.Debian, documentation in README.Debian or error template

If you disagree with this bug report, you're suggested to tag this bug
report as "wontfix" rather than just close it.

Please notice that this text is standardized for all packages that use
debconf inappropriately (at least in the bug submitter's opinion).

-- System Information:
Debian Release: stretch/sid
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 4.0.0-2-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=fr_FR.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

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