On 2001-04-16, Sean Perry <email@example.com> wrote: > it is possible for the debconf checks to do this -- if it sees you > source debconf, then disallow echo/printf/etc. Eeek. What about echoes and printfs to a stream that is not directed to the terminal? var=`echo $i | sed "s/foo/bar"` would be a good candidate for that. Or what about cat filename # without redirection -- directly to a terminal, # or: my-stdouting-program # also without redirection. > The problem is that some people have maintainer scripts that support > debconf but have fallback mechanisms when debconf is not installed. > These scripts will trigger false alarms. Yeah, and that, too. Looks like something that's very hard to check for. Either we need a good heuristic for that or a very clever idea. regards, -- Andreas Fuchs, <firstname.lastname@example.org>, <email@example.com>, antifuchs Hail RMS! Hail Cthulhu! Hail Eris! All hail Discordia!
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