Bug#440964: libc6: please try harder to avoid prompting the user
Prompting using debconf is recommended by policy. It seems that you
can't use debconf to prompt the user about restarting services after upgrade, which is OK.
Currently, if DEBIAN_FRONTEND is set to noninteractive, preinst doesn't
prompt the user. It would be great to extend this test to also check
(using debconf) if the frontend is set to noninteractive.
You could use "debconf-show debconf" for that, and ignore the error
produced if debconf is not installed (so that you don't need to depend
Having to remember to set DEBIAN_FRONTEND is a PITA when doing
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