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Re: lilo with debconf

Hi again.

I have figured out that LILO used debconf a few years ago to create
/etc/lilo.conf with disasterous results. At this moment, LILO configuration
is made by running /usr/sbin/liloconfig in postinst script but, as this 
script is made in perl, you cannot upgrade LILO non-interactively.
If, for instance, a user has a cron with the following:

apt-get update
apt-get -y dist-upgrade

The user must answer the liloconfig questions in order to make his upgrade

I was thinking (and that's why I wrote this email) in a solution that
may fix this problem. What if debconf tells the user to run liloconfig
manually and AFTER the installation and not by postinst script? Would this
be the best solution?

As always, any input is appreciated.

Andrés Roldán <aroldan@fluidsignal.com> writes:

> Hi
> I am maintaining LILO at the moment and there are several requests
> From the LILO users asking for using debconf on the package.
> I have made the package with debconf and I was about to upload it 
> but I talked with some friends and they told me to ask you all first 
> before make this upload. This is because this change could affect 
> the default Debian installation in some way.
> Any comments are appreciated.
> -- 
> Andres Roldan, CSO
> Fluidsignal Group
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Andres Roldan, CSO
Fluidsignal Group

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