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Re: Automating dpkg-reconfigure answers via a shell script

>>>>> On Thu, 13 Sep 2001 16:26:32 +0200, "VALETTE Eric" <valette@crf.canon.fr> said:

    > Wichert Akkerman wrote:
    >>> It should be possible to do
    >>> dpkg -i pkg.deb <<EOF value1 value2 ...  valuen 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
    > <http://www.informatik.uni-koeln.de/fai/fai-guide.html/ch-instprocess.html#s-icscripts>

    > 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.

The best solution would be that all postinst scripts use debconf. The
We do not need this dirty trick.

            Thomas Lange
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