[Bug 490843] [NEW] Confusing debconf question on dist-upgrade

Chris Coulson chrisccoulson at googlemail.com
Tue Dec 1 14:47:53 GMT 2009

Public bug reported:

I did a dist-upgrade in Lucid today, and I was presented with a rather
confusing debconf question (which should probably be translated in to
something more understandable):

"Various snmp software needs extracted MIBs from RFCs and IANA - which
cannot be shipped - to be working as expected. These MIBs can be
automatically fetched and extracted as part of installing this package.

This will take several minutes to complete, even with a fast internet

Download and extract MIBs from RFCs and IANA?

<Yes> / <No>"

I wasn't really sure whether to download and extract some Men In Black,
or what the consequences of me not doing so would be.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Tue Dec  1 14:41:44 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" - Release Candidate i386 (20091020.2)
Package: libsnmp-base
PackageArchitecture: all
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-5.6-generic
SourcePackage: net-snmp
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-5-generic i686

** Affects: net-snmp (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

** Tags: apport-bug i386

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