this whole stupid thing (was Re: State of the Art wrt XML/XSL.)
Hi, I just thought I'd let the other members of this list see why
Michael Koehne is so wrong. Therefore, for your viewing enjoyment,
I present unmodified debconf running under perl 5.6, done the Debian
root@kite:~>grep daft /etc/apt/sources.list
deb http://www.daft.com/pub/debian/experimental ./
root@kite:~>apt-get install perl-5.6
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
The following NEW packages will be installed:
0 packages upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 8 not upgraded.
Need to get 2875kB of archives. After unpacking 10.3MB will be used.
Get:1 http://www.daft.com ./ perl-5.6 5.6.0-0.1 [2875kB]
Fetched 2875kB in 8m10s (5868B/s)
Selecting previously deselected package perl-5.6.
(Reading database ... 87313 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking perl-5.6 (from .../perl-5.6_5.6.0-0.1_i386.deb) ...
Setting up perl-5.6 (5.6.0-0.1) ...
root@kite:~>update-alternatives --config perl
There are 2 programs which provide `perl'.
*+ 1 /usr/bin/perl-5.005
Enter to keep the default[*], or type selection number: 2
Using `/usr/bin/perl-5.6' to provide `perl'.
root@kite:~>perl -v |head -2
This is perl, v5.6.0 built for i386-linux
root@kite:~>perl -e 'use utf8' || echo no
root@kite:~>perl -e 'use Debian::DebConf::AutoSelect' || echo no
root@kite:~>perl -e 'use DebianNet' || echo no
Packages that use debconf for configuration share a common look and feel.
You can select the type of user interface they use.
The slang frontend provides a colorful, full-screen, character based
windowing interface, while the text frontend uses a more traditional plain
text interface. The editor frontend lets you configure things using your
favorite text editor. The noninteractive frontend never asks you any
questions notes. The web frontend can be accessed using your favorite
s. Slang t. Text e. Editor d. Dialog n. Noninteractive w. Web
What interface should be used for configuring packages? [t]
Well there you have it folks. Draw your own conclusions; I'm done with
see shy jo