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Re: Quicky about configuration part of postinst

On Thu, Jan 31, 2002 at 07:26:32PM -0600, Colin Watson wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 31, 2002 at 12:12:35PM -0600, Adam Majer wrote:
> > Thank you for answering my prevoius question about the init script.
> > My last question is about the configure part of installation script.
> > What I have configured is a whiptail dialog to ask a question 
> > about configuration of a daemon. But I do not want that question to
> > be asked again and again and again on successful installations.
> > 
> > How do I test for "reconfigure" message by dpkg-reconfigure?
> > [ $1 = configure ] matches every single time... ie. What is so
> > special about dpkg-reconfigure?
> dpkg-reconfigure calls the *config* script with $1 = reconfigure, not
> the postinst. The postinst is called with $1 = configure as normal.
> If you're not using debconf (why not?), I don't think you should be

Ahh! Debconf... Thanks. It appears that is what I was looking for.
[I'm new and confused :-]


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