Re: Automating dpkg-reconfigure answers via a shell script
Wichert Akkerman wrote:
It should be possible to do
dpkg -i pkg.deb <<EOF
No it should not, that is completely the wrong way to do it. That
is just a hack to work around debconf not working properly for you
or packages not using it yet.
I disagree. Debconf will never be able to answer anything that I want
and that is not default. If debconf is able to handle default value
correctly, I will then need to use dpkg-reconfigure to change the
default value. I want to make it non interactively. Other solution is to
not install the packages that need special configuration and install
them using dpkg -i and a way tio give the values I want.
And if you look at the fai software
They have faced excatly the same problem meaning they have also found no
solution. I think we should have dpkg-reconfigure (or dpkg or whatever)
be able to overide default pacakge installtion value from a file.
So for me it is a serious missing feature either in dpkg -i or
dpkg-reconfigure. Or try to install more than 3 machine each week and
you will see what I mean...
Never mind, thanks for your time and answers,
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