Re: postinst howto q's
On 18 May 1998, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> Igor has already pointed out the the md5sum and non-confile
> postinst-handled file solutions.
> As to the ugly hack of trying to call dpkg -l in the middle of
> a dpkg run, that may not be feasible since dpkg tries very hard to
> serialize access to its state files.
Hmm I did not know that.
> The best solution probably is to create a script in
> /usr/sbin/pppupd-config, and tell the user to run that when ppp has
> been configured. (Make sure that this line does not get lost,
> scrolling up the screen, on a large upgrade run.
Loooking closely at the situation it seems there is only one piece of
information in the default configuration that _has_ to be changed namely a
hostname to ping. And there I can give a the safe albeit rather useless
choice of localhost as a default. My only concern now is that as far as
possible I should do something to stop pppupd from become active before
ppp is active. So I'm asking the user to respond "yes, ppp is configured
correctly" before continuing pppupds configuration.
> In some cases it is better to let the humans make the tough
Until the development of dpkg-brainscan anyway :-)
Jaldhar H. Vyas <email@example.com>
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