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Re: stop abusing debconf already

>> On Sun, 20 Apr 2003 08:58:14 +0200,
>> Marc Haber <mh+debian-devel@zugschlus.de> said: 

 > On Sat, 19 Apr 2003 16:47:26 -0500, Steve Langasek
 >> vorlon@netexpress.net> wrote:
 >> Um, no.  *Policy* says that it may not be used as a registry.

 > This has always prompted me to ask myself _why_ debconf entries are
 > persistent then.

	So one does not have to answer the same question over and over
 on each install.

 > If I _really_ have to parse config files in my config script to
 > properly seed debconf to ask the right questions, then why does
 > debconf have a database in the first place?

	Because not all debconf responses are stored in configuration
 files? Some debconf answers influence installation scripts behaviour,
 and never impact the installed program behaviour.


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it. Schulz
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