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Re: Packaging Problem (Is preinst really pre?)

Previously Daniel Whelan wrote:
> So, in the preinst for this package, I use db_set to set the debconf
> variables for some packages, then expect the packages to be installed
> (they are listed as Depends: in the control file), then make some manual
> configuration changes in the postinst. So, my question is, is this the
> proper way to be going about doing this?

Depends are only taken into account when configuring a package,
ie at postinst time, preinst can be run in random order. (Unless
you use Pre-Depends of course)


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