What is console-setup?

Thomas Balthazar groups at suitmymind.com
Thu Jan 15 14:24:19 UTC 2009


When I run 'aptitude safe-upgrade -y' on a brand new 8.1 Server
install, I get a blue "Package configuration" screen for

My problem is that I use a script to configure my Ubuntu Machine, and
that this script is stopped by this blue screen.

How can I bypass it?

The quick fix I found is to run 'aptitude hold console-setup -y' just
before 'aptitude safe-upgrade -y'.

But is there a cleaner solution?
Is this package important?
I don't really get its utility ...

Thanks in advance for your advices.

On Thu, Jan 15, 2009 at 1:00 AM, jerry <jerryturba at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> sktsee wrote:
>> On Wed, 14 Jan 2009 09:49:12 -0800, jerry wrote:
>>> I just got an update notification today and it installed console-setup.
>>> Here is part of apt-cache show console-setup; Description: Set up the
>>> font and the keyboard on the console
>>>  The package provides the Linux console with the same versatile keyboard
>>>  configuration that the X Window System uses.  As a result there is no
>>>  need to duplicate or change the keyboard files just to make simple
>>>  customisations such as the use of dead keys, the key functioning as
>>>  AltGr or Compose key, the key(s) to switch between Latin and non-Latin
>>>  mode, etc.
>>>  .
>>>  The package also contains console fonts supporting many of the world's
>>>  languages.  It provides an unified set of font faces - the classic VGA,
>>>  the simplistic Fixed, and the cleaned Terminus, TerminusBold and
>>>  TerminusBoldVGA.
>>> It sounds like something I would like to try but I cannot find out how
>>> to run it. I tried in a terminal and it says command not found. I did
>>> find directories named /etc/console-setup and /usr/share/console-setup,
>>> but no executable.
>>> Any info appreciated.
>>> Jerry
>> Console-setup is managed by debconf. Enter "sudo dpkg-reconfigure console-
>> setup" in a terminal to make changes.
> Thanks everyone for the good info
> Jerry
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