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has caused the Debian Bug report #742117,
regarding kdesudo: dpkg-reconfigure kdesudo doesn't work on non-english locales
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Package: kdesudo
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,
if you try to restore the default kdesu behaviour (that is ask for root
password not the sudoer password) by running the command dpkg-reconfigure
kdesudo and aswering "No", then nothing happens unless your current locale is
english (or "C").
The workaround I found is to prepend LC_ALL="C" to the command 'dpkg-
reconfigure kdesudo'
In fact, the kdesudo.postinst dpkg script greps for the "by kdesu" string which
is output by dpkg-divert *only* in english locales.
To reproduce the issue on a debian(wheezy)/kde(4.8.4) system (you must also
have kdesudo installed of course):
1) install a non english locale by running 'dpkg-reconfigure locales',
selecting for example 'it_IT.UTF8', and set it as default locale
2) logout and login
3) execute 'dpkg-reconfigure kdesudo' in konsole and *change* your selection to
'No' (you may have to select the other way before so that it changes)
4) No any dpkg-divert message is output, while in english locale you would get:
Removing 'diversion of /usr/lib/kde4/libexec/kdesu to
/usr/lib/kde4/libexec/kdesu.kde by kdesudo'
Removing 'diversion of /usr/share/man/man1/kdesu.1.gz to
/usr/share/man/man1/kdesu.kde.1.gz by kdesudo'
No effect, either, so you're stuck to kdesudo mode.

Best regards

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 7.4
  APT prefers stable-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 3.2.0-4-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=it_IT.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=it_IT.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages kdesudo depends on:
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]  1.5.49
ii  kde-runtime            4:4.8.4-2
ii  libc6                  2.13-38+deb7u1
ii  libgcc1                1:4.7.2-5
ii  libkdecore5            4:4.8.4-4
ii  libkdeui5              4:4.8.4-4
ii  libqt4-dbus            4:4.8.2+dfsg-11
ii  libqt4-svg             4:4.8.2+dfsg-11
ii  libqtcore4             4:4.8.2+dfsg-11
ii  libqtgui4              4:4.8.2+dfsg-11
ii  libstdc++6             4.7.2-5
ii  sudo                   1.8.5p2-1+nmu1

kdesudo recommends no packages.

kdesudo suggests no packages.

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Dear submitter,

as the package kdesudo has just been removed from the Debian archive
unstable we hereby close the associated bug reports.  We are sorry
that we couldn't deal with your issue properly.

For details on the removal, please see

The version of this package that was in Debian prior to this removal
can still be found using

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