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Re: exim4-config and exim4-base installed on systems with non-exim-MTA

On Thu, 04 Dec 2003 22:22:07 +0100, Tore Anderson <tore@linpro.no> said: 

> * Marc Haber
>> Splitting up the config file in small files was necessary to do
>> debconf support, which is a Debian requirement.

>   Debconf support is now required?  I'm flabbergasted.  Could you
>  please point me to this section of our policy?  I certainly cannot
>  find it.

	Not using debconf to prompt users is now a bug, though not
 (yet) a serious one.
3.10.1. Prompting in maintainer scripts

     Package maintainer scripts may prompt the user if necessary.
     Prompting should be done by communicating through a program, such as
     `debconf', which conforms to the Debian Configuration management
     specification, version 2 or higher.  Prompting the user by other
     means, such as by hand[1], is now deprecated.

	So if the package maintainer scripts interact with the user,
 not using debconf is a SHOULD violation.


An ounce of clear truth is worth a pound of obfuscation.
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