ddclient dpkg-configure with "select hostnames from list" fails

Bug #483936 reported by Ben Kuhn on 2009-11-17
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ddclient (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: synaptic

Attempting to install the package "ddclient", I chose when prompted to select the hostnames to update with ddclient from an auto-generated list. Unfortunately the list-selection program failed miserably and spat out a garbage list with either blank entries or broken HTML. I believe it failed to parse the retrieved list correctly.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Mon Nov 16 20:29:54 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
ExecutablePath: /usr/sbin/synaptic
Package: synaptic 0.62.7ubuntu6
 PATH=(custom, no user)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-14.48-generic
SourcePackage: synaptic
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-14-generic i686

Ben Kuhn (ben-s-kuhn) wrote :
Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. This bug did not have a package associated with it, which is important for ensuring that it gets looked at by the proper developers. You can learn more about finding the right package at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/FindRightPackage. I have classified this bug as a bug in ddclient.

When reporting bugs in the future please use apport, either via the appropriate application's "Help -> Report a Problem" menu or using 'ubuntu-bug' and the name of the package affected. You can learn more about this functionality at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ReportingBugs.

affects: synaptic (Ubuntu) → ddclient (Ubuntu)
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