RE: Two debconf issues
On 01-May-2001 Simon Richter wrote:
> I'm currently debconfizing one of my packages, uptimed. Two quoestions
> have arised:
> - At the start of my config script, I import all settings from the real
> configuration file, if it exists. For some settings, this is trivial,
> for some, I need rather complex text processing. Since perl isn't
> essential, writing the script in perl would make the package depend on
> perl while this is unnecessary for normal operation. Would this be
> acceptable or should I find a better solution?
> - One of the strings should default to the empty string. How do I express
> that in a templates file?
If you use debconf you are using perl (-: of course awk is your friend and