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Re: Bug#176506: Make debconf mandatory for prompting the user

[Andreas Metzler]
> I'd agree with the good thing part but not with adding a RC-bug to
> every package not using debconf. At least I think that it should be
> ok if the package respects DEBIAN_FRONTEND=noninteractive. I am no
> DD, though.

It is not sufficient for packages to only handle
DEBIAN_FRONTEND=noninteractive when I want to do preconfigured
automated installs.  Some packages is installed unconfigured, and
possibly not working, when installed using
DEBIAN_FRONTEND=noninteractive.  It if of course slightly better then
not installed at all, but for my purpose it would be better if the
package used debconf in the first place.  (exim is an example of a
package handling DEBIAN_FRONTEND=noninteractive but installing a
non-functioning package).

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