Re: policy changes toward Non-Interactive installation
>>>>> "Joey" == Joey Hess <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Joey> Quite simply: This type of thing can not be handled before
Joey> unpacking, so it isn't. Debconf allows package to ask
Joey> questions in their postinst, this is just *strongly*
Joey> discouraged. See the realplayer installer for a package that
Joey> (rarely) has to use debconf interactively in its postinst.
Just curious, why does realplayer have to do it in the postinst
As another example though, look at heimdal-kdc, which needs to ask for
the password, which must be kept as secure as possible.
Brian May <email@example.com>