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Re: Porting Xconfigurator to Debian!

Jesus Climent <jesus.climent@hispalinux.es> wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 05, 2002 at 10:00:21AM +0100, Josselin Mouette wrote:
>> Le jeu 05/12/2002 à 09:05, sean finney a écrit :
>>> right, but isn't that what Pre-Depends is for?
>> The configure script is usually launched before the Pre-Depends are even
>> installed. There is currently no way to ensure a package is installed at
>> configuration time.

> Please, check policy and rewrite your statement.

> Quote:
> "This field is like Depends, except that it also forces dpkg to complete
> installation of the packages named before even starting the installation
> of the package which declares the pre-dependency, as follows: "

The whole point of dpkg-preconfigure is that you get asked all
debconf questions *before* the real installation starts and you can go
and have one or two beers while your computer does the actual
installation instead of sitting in front of your computer and answering
one question every three minutes.

Just for reference ( Prompting in maintainer scripts):
| Packages which use the Debian Configuration management specification
| may contain an additional `config' script and a `templates' file in
| their control archive.  The `config' script might be run before the
| `preinst' script, and before the package is unpacked or any of its
| dependencies or pre-dependancies are satisfied.  Therefore it must
| work using only the tools present in _essential_ packages.[2]

It would be nice if this was crossreferenced from 6 or if 6 included
            cu andreas
Hey, da ist ein Ballonautomat auf der Toilette!
Unofficial _Debian-packages_ of latest unstable _tin_

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