[Pkg-owncloud-maintainers] Bug#757762: Bug#757762: owncloud-client: Confusing NEWS.Debian entry

Sandro Knauß bugs at sandroknauss.de
Mon Aug 18 22:46:49 UTC 2014


Thanks for your bugreport. It is quite hard to say if it still valid, that the 
oCC will sqash your configuration. We just tried the instalation 1.5 -> 
1.6.0~beta and were faced with this issue, thats why created the NEWS entry. 
But maybe the problem was solved and occ is not showing the config dialog at 
all. It would be great if you could test more upgrade 1.5 -> 1.6 with 
different configurations (actually add more folders etc.). If all works fine, 
we can skip the NEWS entry completly :) That would be the best solution for 



> In default installations apt-listchanges is installed and configured to
> show NEWS entries without asking for confirmation. Because of this it's
> important that these entries understandable to the average user of a
> package and offer advice on how to solve the described problems.
> The NEWS.Debian entry for version 1.6.0~beta1+dfsg-1 is quite confusing
> because it does not offer any solution to the described problems and the
> nature and implications of the problem are quite unclear (at least to
> me).
> Guessing from what's not really spelled out in the text but probably
> implied, the problem seems to be that all client settings are reset or
> appear to be reset. Is this correct?
> I could not verify this because at least for me when upgrading from
> 1.5.0+dfsg-4 to 1.6.2+dfsg-1 the problem did not show up. All settings
> were preserved and I did not see the setup wizard again.
> Please also add clear instructions on how to remedy the situation.
> Including on how to abort updating if not all required credentials are
> known. At least in the default configuration apt-listchanges does not
> offer the option to abort the installation.
> The current english text reads quite bumpy. Some suggestions to improve
> the wording. This is based on my understanding of what's happening. It
> may be wrong. I'm not a native english speaker either, so best let your
> your final wording review by someone on the
> debian-i10l-english at lists.debian.org mailinglist. This list was created
> to aid everyone review their user visible texts like NEWS entries and
> debconf templates.
> ----
> After upgrading from version 1.5.X all settings can be reset and the
> setupWizard may be shown again. This happens if XXXX.
>   * Make sure you know your OwnCloud password as you will be required to
>     enter it again.
>   * While all settings are reset, synchronization will continue in the
>     background without any visual feedback. If needed you can check this
>     in the log window.
> ----
> Thanks for maintaining and improving owncloud-client!

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