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Re: possible new debconf interface

On Tue, May 29, 2001 at 03:52:28AM -0500, Adam Heath wrote:
> How about, instead of having debconf use an always open descriptor, it uses a
> named pipe, and opens and closes when it needs to?  That seems like a
> similiarly small enough change to the library, and, as a bonus, fixes this
> descriptor inheritance problem.  Just populate the aformentioned DEBCONF_PIPE
> environment variable with the name of the pipe.

Considering you'd have to generate a new pipe in the filesystem every
time debconf was invoked, this seems like a bad idea.  If you reuse the
same pipe, you lose having concurrent debconf sessions...

Daniel Jacobowitz                           Debian GNU/Linux Developer
Monta Vista Software                              Debian Security Team

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