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and subject line Bug#638200: fixed in javascript-common 9
has caused the Debian Bug report #638200,
regarding javascript-common: install/remove fail and causes shell control loss 
when using passworded SSL key with HTTP server
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Package: javascript-common
Version: 7
Severity: important



Unfortunately the way the install/remove scripts are currently written, both
installation and removal fails and also causes loss of control of the shell
when an SSL key with a password is used with the HTTP server, because they
both cause a RESTART on the HTTP server rather than a RELOAD.  The password
prompt for the SSL key is not shown, and hitting CTRL-C does not break out
of the problem, so the end result is whiptail using 100% CPU time, loosing
control of the shell, and an install/remove script that never terminates.

The line in both the postinst and postrm scrip that is the problem is:

  . /usr/share/wwwconfig-common/

[BTW this is likewise in the javascript-common pacakge in Unstable.]

Presumably the SSL passowrd prompt is sent to wwwconfig-common, rather
than to the terminal where it must go.  This leaves the user clueless.  :-/

To allow installation or removal, I had to modify 
to cause a reload rather than a restart.

I need to refer to the Debian Maintainer's guide, but I get the feeling
the severity of this should probably be "serious".

  -- Chris

Chris Knadle


-- System Information:
Debian Release: 6.0.2
  APT prefers stable-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages javascript-common depends on:
ii  wwwconfig-common              0.2.1      Debian web auto configuration

javascript-common recommends no packages.

Versions of packages javascript-common suggests:
ii  apache2                2.2.16-6+squeeze1 Apache HTTP Server metapackage
ii  apache2-mpm-prefork [h 2.2.16-6+squeeze1 Apache HTTP Server - traditional n

-- no debconf information

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Source: javascript-common
Source-Version: 9

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
javascript-common, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive.

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
Marcelo Jorge Vieira (metal) <> (supplier of updated 
javascript-common package)

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Date: Sun, 28 Jul 2013 18:10:52 -0300
Source: javascript-common
Binary: javascript-common
Architecture: source all
Version: 9
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Debian Javascript Maintainers 
Changed-By: Marcelo Jorge Vieira (metal) <>
 javascript-common - Base support for JavaScript library packages
Closes: 603205 638200 710475 712072
 javascript-common (9) unstable; urgency=low
   [ Jean-Michel Vourgère ]
   * Fixed lighttpd test of preexisting link. (Closes: #712072)
   * Reload apache2/lighttpd ourself, drop dependency on wwwconfig-common.
    (Closes: #638200)
   * Make lintian happy:
     . Bumped standard to 3.9.4 (no change required).
     . Canonicalize control vcs-fields.
   * Make piuparts happy: (Closes: #603205)
     . Remove conf-enabled/ on postrm if empty.
     . Remove obsolete dir conf.d/ if empty on configure.
   * Moved /etc/javascript-common conffiles into their final conf-available
     conf-enabled/ and conf.d files are now proper links on conf-available ones.
     . New maintscript.
     . Renamed source file lighttpd.conf into 90-javascript-alias.conf.
     . Bumped to compat level 9.
     . Adjusted Depends on debhelper >= 9
   * Add copyright format version.
   * Changed set up for apache2.4 (Closes: #710475)
     . Build-Depends on dh-apache2.
     . New debian/apache2 file with dh_apache2 settings.
     . Added --with apache2 to debian/rules.
     . Changed Suggests: into Recommends: http.
   * Disable lighttpd conf in prerm remove. Temporarily store the fact that user
     manually disabled our configuration. In that case, do not reinstall link on
     configure. See README.lighttpd_removal. (Downgrades #474913)
   [ Marcelo Jorge Vieira ]
   * Removed Steve Kemp from Uploaders
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