Marc SCHAEFER <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > as one of the core methods, feeding it a pre-filled debconf database. > A question on the `pre-filled debconf database'. I had recently a > `clash' (quite friendly) with the `locales' maintainer which was doing: [...] > I objected that I didn't see the use of debconf, and that I would prefer > defaults to be taken from debconf in this case instead of setting to an > empty string. I was replied that debconf is no registry, and that I > can't expect anything when prefilling debconf. That's not what Joey Hess told me when I tried to do the same thing. Methinks some wires are crossed. > Apparently, the only solution is to implement an artificial debconf > frontend which will use another database and send the pre-stored database > answers when required. Hey, I wrote one of those :-) It's very very simple, and rough. See attached patch to debconf. Sam.
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