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

Tollef Fog Heen <tfheen@raw.no> wrote:
> * Petter Reinholdtsen 

> | (exim is an example of a package handling
> | DEBIAN_FRONTEND=noninteractive but installing a non-functioning
> | package).

> That is fixed in exim4, I believe.

Well, it uses debconf. And if you set DEBIAN_FRONTEND=noninteractive
(I really need to test that) you'll end up with
 Local delivery only: You are not on a network.  Mail for local users
 is delivered.
But I would not say the configuration is _really_ usable without
answering any questions, exim does no deliveries as root and
therefore needs postmaster/root aliased to a non-root user to which
error messages are sent.
                cu andreas
Hey, da ist ein Ballonautomat auf der Toilette!
Unofficial _Debian-packages_ of latest unstable _tin_

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