Re: PROPOSAL: automatic installation and configuration
On Mon, May 31, 1999 at 11:14:53PM +0200, Massimo Dal Zotto wrote:
> This is a terrible way of doing things if you have more than 2500 packages.
Hmm, I did not install every package. I have just 671 packages installed :)
> My proposal was designed to have very little impact on existing packages.
... which is good.
> They don't need to know what is behind the getconfig API. They just need to
> label each question with a symbolic id (varname) and make their questions
> using the API.
Yep, but I don't think it is to hard to support a file
/var/lib/config_data/<package> or something like this.
This file could read
foo_choices="a b c"
So the postinst would only call dpkg-getconfig package_foo. All the
information about foo is in the information file.