Re: Little things make the initial install experience painful
Branden Robinson wrote:
> I read debconf-devel(8), specifically:
> ADVANCED PROGRAMING WITH DEBCONF
> Config file handling
> I thought we weren't supposed to "use debconf as a registry"? Some
> people will get mighty pissed if you use debconf as a registry and stomp
> on their config file. The config file is supposed to trump the debconf
> database, not the other way around. Your example is completely
> unconditional. The postinst just whaps the config file without so much
> as a by-your-leave.
Only after the config script reads it in. And the "whapping" deals with
typical changes to the example style of config file; including commenting
out lines and deleting lines.
> As you may have heard, 4.2.0 packages are currently in experimental
> pre-release. Now is a perfect time to offer me feedback on how you'd
> like to see XFree86's usage of debconf change. Hint, hint.
Basically: Write a lossless parser; feed in to debconf; ask questions;
write a lossless modifier; make changes.
see shy jo
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