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Re: Proposed handling of generated configuration files (Re: stop the "manage with debconf" madness)

On Sun, Apr 20, 2003 at 09:48:48PM +0300, Jarno Elonen wrote:

> > ucf still has the same fundamental problem with regard to
> > preconfiguration, which was the primary issue that I raised in my
> > original message.  The consensus, as I recall, was that preconfiguration
> > is important, and that prompting in postinst should be minimized.
> I may have missed something but why can't the changed/merged configuration
> files be saved somewhere in preinstall phase and the current "live"
> configs be overwritten only in the postinstall phase by dpkg or postinst
> scripts if the rest of the installation went well?

Again: see my first message and followups for a specific, concrete example
of why this won't work.

 - mdz

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