Thanks Philipp Kaluza for the debdiff. I have commited the changes to a branch and proposed a merge, as reviewing merges is most of the time easier than reviewing debdiffs. I have made the commit with your name and email address, I hope you don't mind. I hope this will get reviewed as soon as possible and get into the trunk and get released before oneiric, otherwise this can become a real crasher for people who want to update from previous releases to Oneiric (Raising the priority because of this to high). Thanks again for the catch.
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