Re: Debconf is not a registry (was: Right Way to make a configuration package)
On Mon, Nov 01, 2004 at 08:04:14AM +0100, Marc Haber wrote:
> On Sun, 31 Oct 2004 01:07:05 +0200, Petter Reinholdtsen
> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >Well, the solution to this problem is to _never_ use debconf to store
> >information. The configuration info should be stored in the
> >configuration files, and the current debconf values should be set
> >based on the content of the configuration files. The values in the
> >debconf database should only be used when no configuration file exist.
> >(This is sometimes summarized using statements like 'debconf is not a
> Why is the information given during package installation stored
> persistently in the first place?
As a convenience so that you don't have to waste time answering
questions again and again.
Colin Watson [email@example.com]