Bug#130348: debconf-doc: does the "noninteractive" frontend break the system?
[for debian-devel people: sorry for crossposting, I think debconf deserves
a discussion because many packages use it]
[thanks to Filip Van Raemdonck <firstname.lastname@example.org> for alerting me
to this problem]
> high Questions that don't have a reasonable default.
> For things that will probably break the system
> without user intervention.
Does this mean that debconf may break the system if I use the
"noninteractive" frontend? (Note that the "noninteractive" frontend
should never ask any question.)
If so, please add a warning like this:
WARNING: If you use the "noninteractive" frontend or if you set the
debconf priority value to "critical", you may get an unreasonable or
even dangerous configuration. It is NOT a bug of any package. It is
If not, please rewrite the description of the priority "high" and
"critical", because every debconf question should have a reasonable
(or, at least safe but unusable) default to support the "noninteractive"
-- System Information
Debian Release: 2.2
Kernel Version: Linux grain 2.4.16 #1 Thu Jan 10 00:18:21 JST 2002 i686 unknown