On lun, 2008-02-25 at 10:23 -0800, Russ Allbery wrote: > The problem is this: both krb5-kdc and krb5-admin-server have /etc/default > files that control various aspects of the startup of the servers, such as > whether a krb524d is run and what level of Kerberos v4 support is enabled > in the KDC. All of those parameters are prompted for by debconf if you > select "manage my configuration with Debconf" and a corresponding > /etc/default file is written out. This lets people get the benefit of > translated prompts for the possible options. > > However, people have also requested an escape hatch to pass arbitrary > options to the daemon without having to modify the init script, using the > semi-standard DAEMON_ARGS setting in the /etc/default file. This is one of the standard ucf use cases. > ucf, from its DESCRIPTION in its man page, seems to handle the case of > shipping a configuration file upstream that may also be locally modified, > but I don't see where it handles merging in the results of debconf > prompting. Am I just missing something? ucf can easily be fed with the debconf-generated file. When told to with the proper option, it will even do a three-way merge of the proposed (maintainer + debconf) changes to the locally modified file. -- .''`. : :' : We are debian.org. Lower your prices, surrender your code. `. `' We will add your hardware and software distinctiveness to `- our own. Resistance is futile.
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