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Re: Some more debconf queries

On Thu, May 11, 2000 at 09:54:57AM -0500, John Goerzen wrote:

> Let's give a specific example, that of postfix that I mentioned.  What
> specifically should I have debconf scripts do in that situation?
> Parse the conffiles and edit them in place?  Use templates?  What?


What I've done for Leafnode is to not make the configuration file a
conffile (the user *has* to edit it, so making it a conffile isn't a
good idea) and construct an initial configuration from a template.
The postinst then makes any future changes in place.  

If there's already a configuration file then the debconf script tries
to overwrite the configuration stored in debconf with whatever's in the 
configuration file.  I'm not sure if that'll play nicely with a
centralized database once Debconf does those, though.

Mark Brown  mailto:broonie@tardis.ed.ac.uk   (Trying to avoid grumpiness)
EUFS        http://www.eusa.ed.ac.uk/societies/filmsoc/

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