Re: Conditional use of debconf
On Sat, Jan 05, 2002 at 07:22:18PM -0500, Stefan Hornburg (Racke) wrote:
> > I would like to use debconf to present a message to the admin
> > when a package is installed, but only if certain text does not
> > appear in a config file.
> > Without debconf, I could use code something like this in the
> > [post|pre]inst:
> > if !grep -q include /etc/dictd.conf
> > then
> > [Display message]
> > fi
> > I can't find anything in the debconf documentation or the command
> > available in /usr/share/doc/debian-policy/debconf_specification.txt.gz
> > that would permit this type of conditional display of a message. Is
> > there something in the debconf documentation that I'm missing?
> Within .config:
> if !grep -q include /etc/dictd.conf
> db_input medium foo/bar-message || [ $? -eq 30 ]
Note that the same can/should be done in the postinst -- the config file
gets run even before the preinst, so it may not be what you want.
I had the exact same thing done in the xinetd postinst, not sure if it's
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