Re: mass-installing Debian
Adrian Bridgett <email@example.com> writes:
> On Wed, May 19, 1999 at 01:06:48PM -0400, tony mancill wrote:
> > On a related note, couldn't we have an environment variable set at
> > installation time, e.g. "NON_INTERACTIVE_DPKG=TRUE", and have the
> > maintainer scripts check this to see if they should ask questions or not?
> > If this variable were set to TRUE, I'd like to see packages which require
> > configuration send mail to root with a message like:
> Somone a while ago suggested allowing the user to automatically answer all
> of the "overwrite existing file? [N/y]" that dpkg asks when the config file
> changes in the packge. Just getting rid of these messages would get rid of
> quite a few.
> Personally I _always_ keep the current one. Then every now and again I go
> through /etc and merge in any changes.
Wouldn't it be nice if dpkg would tell you what exactly has changed
between the packages config file and what the difference to your
I allways wonder what has changed, since I normally haven't changed
those files dpkg askes me about.
May the Source be with you.