Bug#228755: Debconf abuse by several packages (experimental dictionaries-common fix)
On Wed, Feb 25, 2004 at 06:37:43PM +0100, Agustin Martin Domingo wrote:
> reopen 228837
> I wrote:
> >dictionaries-common package with experimental support for this has been
> >uploaded to Debian. Note that it will not be fully functional until all
> >the ispell dictionaries and wordlist packages are migrated to the new
> >.config format that will delegate all the dirty work on the
> >dictionaries-common package. See
> Damm, it is still buggy and results in the two debconf questions being
> prompted in ispell dicts/wordlists postinsts.
Your update-default.in script should have an option to not ask debconf
question, which will be used when invoked from postinsts. Otherwise
it seems to be pretty hard to guarantee that questions are not asked
twice until all packages have switched to the new scheme.