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Old 08-23-2008, 01:38 PM   #1
NWAdawg
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Synaptic installing error


I have a Synaptic error that reads every time I install a package.
error reads:

"debconf: unable to initialize frontend: Dialog
(Dialog frontend will not work on dump terminal , an emac shell buffer, or without a controlling terminal
deconf: falling back to frontend: Readline
Selecting previously deselected package ****"

Then it goes on to reading database and installing package.
I get this with or without Dialog installed.
How I fix it?
 
Old 08-23-2008, 02:54 PM   #2
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Yeah, I get that too. It's just a warning telling you that synaptic's simple shell display is unable to use the dialog program that some packages call up when they have user-configurable options, and that it will instead use a fall-back line display. I don't know if it's fixable, but it doesn't affect any of the vital installation functions.
 
  


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