gnome frontend not working without libtext-iconv-perl
Binary package hint: debconf
Before I moved to feisty I was using gnome frontend. Some time ago I noticed warnings like this during updates:
# LC_ALL=C LANG=C dpkg-reconfigure debconf
debconf: unable to initialize frontend: Gnome
debconf: (Can't locate object method "new" via package "Text::Iconv" (perhaps you forgot to load "Text::Iconv"?) at /usr/share/
debconf: falling back to frontend: Dialog
Dialog frontend is ok. It turns out that the reason was that I didn't have libtext-iconv-perl installed. I switched to debconf-i18n which depends on libtext-iconv-perl. It's probably not common issue. Maybe my tendency to remove unused packages caused this, but does those who use debconf-english doesn't use gnome frontend?