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"All packages use debconf" (wasRe: Better development announcements)

On 17-Jul-01, 07:31 (CDT), Martin Michlmayr <tbm@cyrius.com> wrote:
>  All packages are supposed to use debconf, but many (or, at least,
> some) developers are not aware of this.

Please ghod, no.

Packages that *must* ask a question during the install (i.e. those
that *cannot* ship a resonable default configuration file as a
conffile) should use debconf in preference to asking during the
postinst. But please don't add a debconf script to a package that
currently installs non-interactively, just because there are some
configuration options. Debconf is better than asking in the postinst,
but a non-interactive install is better still.


Steve Greenland <stevegr@debian.org>
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