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Bug#875858: pkgsel: Offer to install/manage unattended-upgrades

On Mon, Dec 11, 2017 at 06:20:55PM +0100, Christian PERRIER wrote:
>Quoting Raymond Burkholder (ray@oneunified.net):
>> > > So, as an accommodation,  a flag in the preseed mechanism to
>> > enable/disable would be helpful.  
>> > 
>> > You mean something like:
>> > 
>> > Template: pkgsel/update-policy
>> > Type: select
>> > Default: unattended-upgrades
>> > 
>> > pkgsel/update-policy=none thus seem the perfect preseed choice for your
>> > use case.
>> > 
>> Yes, thank you, that works for me.
>> Is there a dictionary somewhere where I can look these things up?  From
>> where did you get your Template extract?
>No, there is no such dictionary. Sadly, documenting all possible
>presseding options really lacks a dedicated effort. There was one, in
>the past, when the D-I team was much bigger, and, still the
>Installation Guiide does document the most important options, but
>those that have been "recently" added ("recentlly" means "last years")
>shoudl be added there.
>I got the template extract....from the package source itself (pkgsel
>package, here).

As a trivial lookup, sources.debian.net will show all the template
files in Debian:


but it's a large set in just sid: ("761 files grepped (4453 results)")...

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