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  override of APT_LISTCHANGES_FRONTEND can/should be removed

Status in unattended-upgrades package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  unattended-upgrades overrides the setting of APT_LISTCHANGES_FRONTEND.
  per the comments, this was done at a time when apt-listchanges would
  "always send a mail if there is a mail address set in the config
  regardless of the frontend used."  this is no longer the case and this
  (now unnecessary) local override of APT_LISTCHANGES_FRONTEND can cause
  confusion when apt-listchanges appears to ignore its configured

  What I expected to happen:

  i expected apt-listchanges to conform to its configuration.  setting
  the "none" frontend in /etc/apt/listchanges.conf should ensure it
  "Does nothing" as per the manpage.

  What happened instead:

  unattended-upgrades does not respect the frontend setting, essentially
  now replicating the bad behavior this snippet was originally meant to
  workaround (i.e., mail is currently sent when email_address is set but
  frontend=none).  with the attached patch the frontend specified in
  listchanges.conf is no longer unnecessarily overridden.

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
  Package: unattended-upgrades 0.90
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.4.0-31.50-generic 4.4.13
  Uname: Linux 4.4.0-31-generic x86_64
  ApportVersion: 2.20.1-0ubuntu2.1
  Architecture: amd64
  Date: Thu Oct 13 07:07:44 2016
   -- Logs begin at Tue 2016-10-11 08:02:03 PDT, end at Thu 2016-10-13 07:06:49 
PDT. --
   Oct 11 08:13:30 hostname systemd-tmpfiles[10524]: 
[/usr/lib/tmpfiles.d/var.conf:14] Duplicate line for path "/var/log", ignoring.
   Oct 12 08:13:50 hostname systemd-tmpfiles[25099]: 
[/usr/lib/tmpfiles.d/var.conf:14] Duplicate line for path "/var/log", ignoring.
  PackageArchitecture: all
   PATH=(custom, no user)
  SourcePackage: unattended-upgrades
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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