[Bash-completion-devel] Bug#486702: bash-completion: Fails to upgrade

Helge Kreutzmann debian at helgefjell.de
Wed Jun 18 11:32:54 UTC 2008

Hello Manoj,
On Tue, Jun 17, 2008 at 06:26:04PM -0500, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> On Tue, 17 Jun 2008 22:50:04 +0200, Helge Kreutzmann
> <debian at helgefjell.de> said:  
> > I tried it again using "sdiff" and it hung again, though I only let it
> > hang for a few seconds. If you want to debug this, I can keep that
> > state for a few days, or should I try "diff" instead?
>         Do we know which version of ucf is installed at the time of the
>  failed upgrade? Old versions of ucf did not use  debconf to display
>  results from the diff operations, but left it on the console/xterm.

ii  ucf            3.007          Update Configuration File: preserve user cha

I logged in via ssh from my local console via another machine
( local -> intermediate -> alpha). The local and intermediate machine
run stable, the alpha (where the error occured) is running sid. The
intermediate and alpha do not have X running and xterm is (should) not
be present (should because it might by accident, I can check if

I saw this particular debconf prompt for the first time, up to now I
was always confronted with a text version (which worked fine as well).
I cannot tell, if there is output on some other channel (VT, ..) as I
do not have local access to the alpha.

>         That has been fixed in version 3.001, released on May 2007, but
>  the version in stable is 2.0020, which has that bug.

Looks like I have a fixed version, then.

If there is anything I can try (besides using "diff" instead of
"sdiff") please tell me.


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