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