[Pkg-roundcube-maintainers] Bug#595744: roundcube-core: impossible to answer debconf question

Andreas Henriksson andreas at fatal.se
Mon Sep 6 11:30:33 UTC 2010

Package: roundcube
Version: 0.3.1-4
Severity: normal

When upgrading my debian installation I'm faced with this debconf question,
every time the updated packages includes roundcube:

 ┌──────────────────────┤ Configuring roundcube-core ├───────────────────────┐
 │                                                                           │
 │ Since you are reconfiguring roundcube, you may also want to reinstall     │
 │ the database which it uses.                                               │
 │                                                                           │
 │ If you wish to reinstall the database for roundcube, you should select    │
 │ this option.  If you do not wish to do so (if you are reconfiguring the   │
 │ package for unrelated reasons), you should not select this option.        │
 │                                                                           │
 │ Reinstall database for roundcube?                                         │
 │                                                                           │
 │                    <Yes>                       <No>                       │
 │                                                                           │

The above message gives me absolutely no help at all!

It basically just fills up the entire screen saying there are two options
to choose, and I can only choose one of them.

"Since you are reconfiguring roundcube,..."
I'm not..... I'm just upgrading my debian installation.

"... you may also want to reinstall the database which it uses."
Why would I want to do that? Why would I not want to do that?

"if you wish..."
This part is completely redundant. I can see there are two options (yes/no)
to choose from. No need to spell it out for me.

"Reinstall database for roundcube?"
Again.. why? what should I choose here?
Will I risk sucking in the entire world into a black hole if I say yes?
What's the consequenses if I just go with the default no?

I guess one of the things that will happen is that if I go for no is
that you'll continue bugging me about this.... Maybe I should just
answer yes this time and see if you stop asking me this question.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (300, 'unstable'), (100, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-amd64 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=sv_SE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages roundcube-core depends on:
ii  apache2-mpm-prefork [httpd]  2.2.16-2    Apache HTTP Server - traditional n
ii  dbconfig-common              1.8.46      common framework for packaging dat
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]        1.5.35      Debian configuration management sy
ii  libjs-jquery                 1.4.2-2     JavaScript library for dynamic web
ii  libmagic1                    5.04-5      File type determination library us
ii  php-auth                     1.6.2-1     PHP PEAR modules for creating an a
ii  php-mail-mime                1.8.0-1     PHP PEAR module for creating MIME 
ii  php-mdb2                     2.5.0b2-1   PHP PEAR module to provide a commo
ii  php-net-smtp                 1.4.2-1     PHP PEAR module implementing SMTP 
ii  php-net-socket               1.0.9-2     PHP PEAR Network Socket Interface 
ii  php5                         5.3.2-2     server-side, HTML-embedded scripti
ii  php5-gd                      5.3.2-2     GD module for php5
ii  php5-mcrypt                  5.3.2-2     MCrypt module for php5
ii  php5-pspell                  5.3.2-2     pspell module for php5
ii  roundcube-mysql              0.3.1-4     metapackage providing MySQL depend
ii  tinymce                      3.3.8-1     platform independent web based Jav
ii  ucf                          3.0025+nmu1 Update Configuration File: preserv

roundcube-core recommends no packages.

Versions of packages roundcube-core suggests:
pn  php-auth-sasl                 <none>     (no description available)

roundcube depends on no packages.

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