dpkg-reconfigure ddclient produces wrong ddclient.conf

Bug #1806182 reported by Michael Fischer on 2018-12-01
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ddclient (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

/usr/share/doc/ddclient/examples/sample-etc_ddclient.conf.gz shows the correct and working syntax like:

server=members.dyndns.org, \
protocol=dyndns2 \

basically each entry on one line, comma-separated, host at the end.

dpkg-reconfigure ddclient produces, however:


Same holds true during installation.

This renders the configuration script useless und requires manual checking for IP updates. Wrong IP, however, can lead to security problems.

This behaviour I can reproduce reliably at any time on all of my 10 ubuntu systems.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 18.04
Package: ddclient 3.8.3-1.1ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.15.0-39.42-generic 4.15.18
Uname: Linux 4.15.0-39-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.9-0ubuntu7.5
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: MATE
Date: Sat Dec 1 13:15:40 2018
PackageArchitecture: all
SourcePackage: ddclient
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Michael Fischer (fischerfm) wrote :
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