Debian Bug report logs - #230791
apache2-common: make-ssl-cert doesn't play nice with dpkg-reconfigure

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Package: ssl-cert; Maintainer for ssl-cert is Debian Apache Maintainers <debian-apache@lists.debian.org>; Source for ssl-cert is src:ssl-cert.

Reported by: Matijs van Zuijlen <Matijs.van.Zuijlen@xs4all.nl>

Date: Mon, 2 Feb 2004 14:48:05 UTC

Severity: normal

Fixed in version 1.0.15

Done: Tollef Fog Heen <tfheen@err.no>

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Report forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, Debian Apache Maintainers <debian-apache@lists.debian.org>:
Bug#230791; Package apache2-common. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Matijs van Zuijlen <Matijs.van.Zuijlen@xs4all.nl>:
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From: Matijs van Zuijlen <Matijs.van.Zuijlen@xs4all.nl>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: apache2-common: make-ssl-cert doesn't play nice with dpkg-reconfigure
Date: Mon, 02 Feb 2004 15:37:44 +0100
Package: apache2-common
Version: 2.0.48-7
Severity: normal

I just upgraded apache2-common, and was quite surprised to be asked some
questions about my 'organization', apparently for creating an SSL
certificate. Since I don't use https, I had no idea about what would be
valid responses, and I think I may have given the wrong answers.

So, to take a second look after upgrading, I tried using
dpkg-reconfigure. However, the questions are not asked again. Thus,
this method of generating an SSL certificate breaks expected behavior of
debconf. I for one have no idea how to generate a new certificate once I
actually have a need for one.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
Architecture: powerpc
Kernel: Linux pomme 2.4.23-ben1-mvz1 #3 Mon Jan 5 19:04:27 CET 2004 ppc
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8

Versions of packages apache2-common depends on:
ii  debconf                     1.4.8        Debian configuration management sy
ii  debianutils                 2.6.2        Miscellaneous utilities specific t
ii  libapr0                     2.0.48-7     The Apache Portable Runtime
ii  libc6                       2.3.2.ds1-11 GNU C Library: Shared libraries an
ii  libdb4.2                    4.2.52-9     Berkeley v4.2 Database Libraries [
ii  libexpat1                   1.95.6-6     XML parsing C library - runtime li
ii  libldap2                    2.1.23-1     OpenLDAP libraries
ii  libssl0.9.7                 0.9.7c-5     SSL shared libraries
ii  mime-support                3.24-1       MIME files 'mime.types' & 'mailcap
ii  net-tools                   1.60-9       The NET-3 networking toolkit
ii  openssl                     0.9.7c-5     Secure Socket Layer (SSL) binary a
ii  ssl-cert                    1.0-7        Simple debconf wrapper for openssl
ii  zlib1g                      1:1.2.1-3    compression library - runtime

-- no debconf information




Bug reassigned from package `apache2-common' to `ssl-cert'. Request was from Thom May <thom@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. Full text and rfc822 format available.

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Message #12 received at 230791-done@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Tollef Fog Heen <tfheen@err.no>
To: 230791-done@bugs.debian.org,
Subject: Re: Bug#230791: apache2-common: make-ssl-cert doesn't play nice with dpkg-reconfigure
Date: Sun, 06 Apr 2008 10:43:40 +0200
Version: 1.0.15

| I just upgraded apache2-common, and was quite surprised to be asked
| some questions about my 'organization', apparently for creating an
| SSL certificate. Since I don't use https, I had no idea about what
| would be valid responses, and I think I may have given the wrong
| answers.

We have now fixed this by making it not ask any questions in the
default usage mode which should reduce the risk of users inputting the
wrong data. :-)

-- 
Tollef Fog Heen
UNIX is user friendly, it's just picky about who its friends are




Bug archived. Request was from Debbugs Internal Request <owner@bugs.debian.org> to internal_control@bugs.debian.org. (Mon, 05 May 2008 07:42:21 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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