Re: keymap conf & Co
Lalo Martins <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On Tue, Oct 19, 1999 at 01:34:05AM -0400, Adam Di Carlo wrote:
> > Yann Dirson <email@example.com> writes:
> > > Just to let you know: I've started converting console-tools/data to
> > > use debconf. Maybe you'll be interested in that. Maybe it could
> > > serve as a base for unifying the keymap selection at bootstrap-time
> > > and at later times.
> > Does this mean we're definately moving debconf into base? I think
> > there are some issues with that...
> > Mind you, I love the idea of debconf. I just worry that if we move it
> > into base for potato we're going to end up gumming up the potato
> > release. Thoughts?
> I may be talking nonsense here, but a lot of packages use
> debconf for their postinst configuration, don't they? Isn't
> this exactly the point of debconf?
Nothing in base requires it. debconf itself isn't quite base-friendly
> And isn't this the reason perl is in base to begin with?
Um... not... perl-base is in base because maintainer scripts use it as
an interpreter. I thought if you use debconf, your maintainer scripts
will still work without it... (or else you need a pre-depends on
debconf I guess).
Mr. debconf maintainer -- can you clarify all this?
.....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onShore.com.....<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>