ucf and /dev/tty (was Re: preferred method for coexistence of debconf- and manual parts in conffiles?)
In article <20031105142125.GC1450@balrog.logic.univie.ac.at> firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
>There is just a minor gotcha, #194152, you'll have to redirect ucf's
>stdin to /dev/tty.
Unfortunately, that isn't right either. hinfo has a really ugly hack in
postinst to save a copy of stdin if it has a chance, and only use
/dev/tty if debconf didn't give postinst a chance at stdin first. This
should check for the availability of /dev/tty before using it, but
the only situation I came upon that did that was dpkg-reconfigure.
Blars Blarson email@example.com
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