Debian Bug report logs - #503647
perlindex: debconf setting overridden on upgrades

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Package: perlindex; Maintainer for perlindex is Debian Perl Group <>; Source for perlindex is src:perlindex.

Reported by: Niko Tyni <>

Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2008 09:30:58 UTC

Severity: important

Found in version perlindex/1.502-3

Fixed in version perlindex/1.605-1

Done: Damyan Ivanov <>

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From: Niko Tyni <>
Subject: perlindex: debconf setting overridden on upgrades
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2008 11:24:25 +0200
Package: perlindex
Version: 1.502-3
Severity: important

The debconf setting perlindex/removeindexonpurge is unconditionally
reset to 'true' by the config script on upgrades. It should query
the debconf database for an existing setting first.

Frankly, I don't see much point in the whole setting.  It helps in
testing the package installation and removal, but that's about it. I
can't see any use for the index files when the package is purged.)
Niko Tyni

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Subject: Bug in perlindex fixed in revision 29295
Date: Mon, 05 Jan 2009 09:18:55 +0000
tag 503647 + pending

Some bugs are closed in revision 29295
by Damyan Ivanov (dmn)

Commit message:

config: preserve old debconf setting (Closes: #503647)

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From: Damyan Ivanov <>
Subject: Bug#503647: fixed in perlindex 1.605-1
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2009 14:32:19 +0000
Source: perlindex
Source-Version: 1.605-1

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
perlindex, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive:

  to pool/main/p/perlindex/libtext-english-perl_1.605-1_all.deb
  to pool/main/p/perlindex/perlindex_1.605-1.diff.gz
  to pool/main/p/perlindex/perlindex_1.605-1.dsc
  to pool/main/p/perlindex/perlindex_1.605-1_all.deb
  to pool/main/p/perlindex/perlindex_1.605.orig.tar.gz

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

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Damyan Ivanov <> (supplier of updated perlindex package)

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Format: 1.8
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2009 16:07:38 +0200
Source: perlindex
Binary: libtext-english-perl perlindex
Architecture: source all
Version: 1.605-1
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Debian Perl Group <>
Changed-By: Damyan Ivanov <>
 libtext-english-perl - Use Porter Stemming algorithm with Perl
 perlindex  - index and query perl manual pages
Closes: 503609 503647 510731 514601
 perlindex (1.605-1) unstable; urgency=low
   [ gregor herrmann ]
   * Add Swedish debconf translation, thanks to Martin Bagge (closes: #503609).
   * Call debconf-updatepo in debian/rules' clean target; add build dependency
     on po-debconf in debian/control.
   * Add 'set -e' to debian/perlindex.config.
   * debian/control: Changed: Switched Vcs-Browser field to ViewSVN
     (source stanza).
   [ Damyan Ivanov ]
   * Add Japanese debconf translation, thanks to Hideki Yamane
    (Closes: #510731)
   * config: preserve old debconf setting (Closes: #503647)
   * Add Spanish debconf translation, thanks to Francisco Javier Cuadrado
     (Closes: #514601)
   * Convert debian/rules to DH7, bump debhelper dependency and debian/compat
   * do not ship redundant README in doc/
   * add ${misc:Depends} to the list of dependencies of libtext-english-perl
   * *.copyright: add one sentence explaining how 'same as perl' becomes
   * add myself to Uploaders
   * New upstream release
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