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Re: [cdebconf] Backing up can't work if seen questions are skipped

On Thu, Nov 13, 2003 at 12:37:16AM +0100, Steinar H. Gunderson wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 12, 2003 at 08:39:56PM +0100, Denis Barbier wrote:
> >> When you reselect an menu item it does a udpkg --reconfigure, right? I
> > udpkg --configure --force-configure, but this is similar, yes.
> Which in turn is supposed to call dpkg-reconfigure, isn't it?

In main-menu/debian/changelog:
  * Tollef Fog Heen
    - Don't use dpkg-reconfigure, use dpkg --force-configure --configure

> >> hope that will show seen questions again.
> > AFAICT it does currently not, whence my proposal.
> It should; anything else is a bug. There is definitely code for it in
> cdebconf; there are already mechanisms in place for ignoring the seen flag,
> which at least dpkg-reconfigure.c calls.

Due to your last change in database.c, setting debconf/showold to true
does nothing, DEBCONF_SHOWOLD must be used instead.  Why should we call
dpkg-reconfigure when debconf/showold could be easily set up?


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