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Bug#2831: timezone conffiles vs. postinst

On Wed, 1 May 1996, Bruce Perens wrote:

> > 1) If I am not wrong, the prompt will appear only if the configuration
> > file that _I_ provide changes, but I don't think I will ever have to
> > change it.
> I hope so. I had to do all kinds of hacking for my script to not get your
> interactive timezone configuration menu while constructing the floppy base
> system. I finally ended up using dpkg --unpack to unpack it, then I had the
> script change /etc/timezone to an arbitrary timezone, then I ran
> dpkg --configure, and then I put "Factory" back in /etc/timezone when it was
> done. The scripts on the boot floppies will help the user set their time zone
> when they install their system.

Maybe we need some coordination so that we don't step on each other.
I have not been following the development of the first-time installation
scripts. Which scripts are relevant for the time zone? Is your layout
compatible with mine?


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