Re: use and abuse of debconf
>>>>> " " == Henrique M Holschuh <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On Mon, 15 Jan 2001, Goswin Brederlow wrote:
>> Can be allow users to read certain answeres from the debconf?
>> It would be much easier to just read the values from debconf
>> instead of changing a config file every time and sourcing that.
> Please don't! If people start storing important state in
> debconf like that, that means we will need to extract that data
> from debconf's database if we want to move a package and all
> its configuration somewhere else.
Well, thats a valid point.
I did this for cron.daily/debian-mirror. When run it checks with
debconf weather it should run and if not, it does exit 0. Since cron
is root, that works fine.
> Debconf is NOT meant to become the Debian Registry (in
> reference to that horrid excuse for an OS we all know and many
> of us hate). At least I *sure* hope so...
I though about splitting up /etc/debian-mirror.conf into
/etc/debian-mirror.conf and /etc/debian-mirror.debconf. Anything in
the first file would overrule anything in the later.
/etc/debian-mirror.debconf would not be a conffile, which makes
lintian scream at me.
Any good idea where to place the .debconf file thats consistent with
policy, lintian and common sense?