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Re: ITP: debwrap



Hello,

>>>>> In <19991231115235.A1706@visi.net> 
>>>>>	Ben Collins <bcollins@debian.org> wrote:

>> 'debwrap' is a wrapper program for dpkg/apt-get, which reply questions
>> of each package described in {pre,post}-inst scripts.
>> 
>> The mechanism of debwrap is that debwrap executes the
>> command(dpkg/apt-get) using psudo-terminal and debwrap gets from
>> STDOUT of psudo-terminal, puts to STDIN of psudo-terminal, so, if
>> debwrap gets a question line from {pre,post}-inst of each package,
>> debwrap puts the corresponding answer.

> Isn't debconf going to make this obsolete before it is even used? :)

If you set debconf's configuration 'critical' os 'high' as 'Ignore
questions with a priority less than..', some questions are answered by
package settings using debconf. But you can't install without any
questions using debconf. 

Debwrap aims to install packages with no questions or control by
external program.

Thanks.

-- 
Atsushi KAMOSHIDA <kamop@debian.org>
                  <kamop@debian.or.jp>


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