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Re: use and abuse of debconf

On Mon, Jan 15, 2001 at 10:03:16AM +0100, Marcelo E. Magallon wrote:
>  > else
>  > 	sed -e "s/QUESTION=.*/QUESTION=$RET/" < /etc/foo > /etc/foo.new
>  > 	mv -f /etc/foo.new /etc/foo
>  > fi
>  Did I miss something or will this really overwrite the value of
>  QUESTION in /etc/foo every time the postinst is called?

It will update the value in /etc/foo with the value from debconf.
However, the config script Joey posted will read /etc/foo's
values into debconf first, so no information is lost.

This method also preserves any comments in the file, reordering
by the admin, etc.

Hamish Moffatt VK3SB <hamish@debian.org> <hamish@cloud.net.au>

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