im-config should use whiptail instead of dialog

Bug #1561614 reported by Steve Langasek on 2016-03-24
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This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
im-config (Ubuntu)
Medium
Aron Xu

Bug Description

The im-config package has an OR depends on dialog, as well as a recommends. Since im-config is in main, this pulls dialog into main.

The preferred dialog implementation in main is whiptail, which is used by everything from debconf up. All other packages in main that reference dialog, have whiptail as the preferred dependency.

As a result of this dependency, dialog shows in main as owned by the desktop team (http://reqorts.qa.ubuntu.com/reports/m-r-package-team-mapping.html). However, I don't think the desktop team is going to work on fixing bugs such as bug #1549300.

It's my recommendation that im-config should be switched over to use whiptail instead of dialog.

Steve Langasek (vorlon) on 2016-03-24
Changed in im-config (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Ubuntu Desktop (ubuntu-desktop)
Aron Xu (happyaron) on 2016-03-25
Changed in im-config (Ubuntu):
assignee: Ubuntu Desktop (ubuntu-desktop) → Aron Xu (happyaron)
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → In Progress
Aron Xu (happyaron) on 2016-03-25
Changed in im-config (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package im-config - 0.29-1ubuntu11

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im-config (0.29-1ubuntu11) xenial; urgency=medium

  * debian/patches/use-whiptail-as-better-dialog.patch
    - Use whiptail as better dialog alternative (LP: #1561614)

 -- Aron Xu <email address hidden> Fri, 25 Mar 2016 11:10:43 +0800

Changed in im-config (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Gunnar Hjalmarsson (gunnarhj) wrote :

Aron: You missed debian/control.

Changed in im-config (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Released → Triaged
Aron Xu (happyaron) wrote :

Uploaded again.

Changed in im-config (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package im-config - 0.29-1ubuntu12

---------------
im-config (0.29-1ubuntu12) xenial; urgency=medium

  * debian/control: replace dialog with whiptail (LP: #1561614)

 -- Aron Xu <email address hidden> Sat, 26 Mar 2016 11:38:07 +0800

Changed in im-config (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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