[Pkg-iscsi-maintainers] Bug#797860: Bug#797860: open-iscsi: General update after the debconf review process

Christian PERRIER bubulle at debian.org
Mon Oct 19 04:25:19 UTC 2015

Quoting Christian Seiler (christian at iwakd.de):

> Unfortunately, any change to that template would require all of
> the translators again and since the message will only appear if
> the administrator does something stupid, i.e. tries to remove
> the package while it's still in use, I'm of a mind to simply
> override the warning; I see this message more like a last-ditch
> effort to prevent something dangerous from happening, but I
> would hope that it actually never gets shown...
> But before I override the warning, I'd like to ask your opinion
> first, though. Would you agree that it's Ok to override it?

Yes. This warning is kinda old and debatable (even though I seem to
remember that I was the one promoting it in the past). Its main
rationale was to be sure that users see the whole template when using
a 80x25 terminal. When the text is longer, users have to scroll the
template in the default interface for debconf and that may be

So, in general, it's advised to avoid too long texts, which is not
always possible.

So, yes, I'd recommend ignoring the warning, it's not really a big deal.

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