Re: exim4-config and exim4-base installed on systems with non-exim-MTA
On Thu, 04 Dec 2003 22:22:07 +0100, Tore Anderson <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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, 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.
Manoj Srivastava <email@example.com> <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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