>>>>> "Adam" == Adam Di Carlo <email@example.com> writes:
Adam> Brian May <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> (Does dpkg-reconfigure re-invoke the preinst and/or postinst
Adam> No -- rather, the postinst scripts etc run the debconf
Adam> scripts. The reconfigure action just reruns the debconf
Adam> scripts, not postinst entirely, but I may be wrong.
Then now I am really confused.
For instance, have a look at the debconf question "Pre-configure
packages before they are installed?", /var/lib/dpkg/info/debconf.templates.
If I run dpkg-reconfigure, and answer 'y', then a /etc/apt/apt.conf
file is created. If I answer 'n', then the file is deleted.
The only code I can see that creates /etc/apt/apt.conf is in postinst,
and the only code I can see that deletes /etc/apt/apt.conf is in
>> I made a fully debconf version of my diskless-image-* packages,
>> when I suddenly realized, this will only work if the base*.tgz
>> file contains some sort of debconf support. What should I do?
>> Try and manually install debconf (this is inconvenient to the
>> user), or does the base*.tgz file already have some support for
Adam> base2_2.tgz contains debconf-tiny. See if your script runs
Adam> under debconf-tiny. Unless you're doing something tricky,
Adam> it should.
I am currently downloading base2_2.tgz, over 14.4kbs, right now...
Adam> I'm not sure -- would you be willing to grub around in the
Adam> boot-floppies CVS area? You can have full read/write
Might be useful. How do I get access?
Brian May <email@example.com>