Re: common function handling in maintainer scripts
In article <20050224233219.GA23327@www.lobefin.net> firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
>My question is: can I source it in config as well? I suspect not,
>because of the preconfigure run that apt does. I suppose if I really
>wanted to do this, I could exit 0 at preconfigure time, and only run it
>at configure, but that seems wrong to me.
You could test for its existance, but you might get an older version
>The second question is (on a completely unrelated note): is there any
>problem with assuming the presence of a color capable $TERM, and is
>anything likely to break if I do?
Yes. Many systems don't have them. Use terminfo to find out what
cababilities are available and use them only if available.
What breaks depends on your program. d-i currently assumes terminal
capabilies and on some systems I wind up installing mostly blind.
(No indication of what option is selected.)
Blars Blarson email@example.com
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