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Re: Announcing debconf, configuration management for debian

On Fri, Sep 17, 1999 at 02:11:20PM -0700, Joey Hess wrote:
> Have you looked at debconf at all? Because..
> Scott Barker wrote:
> > 1) Separate interactive and non-interactive installation scripts. I suggest
> >    that the current debian install scripts should contain *only*
> >    non-interative functionality, such as running ldconfig, update-rc.d, etc.
> >    *All* interactive functionality should be moved into a separate config
> >    script.
> This is what debconf does.

My reading of it was that you use the debconf functions from within the
post-install script. I'm talking about a completely new functionality for the
packaging system, where a config script is defined, and is not the
post-install script. I will check again, in case I missed something.

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