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Re: fixing debconf stdin bug

On Sun, 11 Jan 2004 18:08:01 -0500, Joey Hess <joey@kitenet.net> said: 

> I have not decided if I will accept this change, since it conflicts
> with how debconf is intended to be used on a philosphical level. Do
> I really want to make it easier for postinst scripts to bypass
> debconf in prompting the user, an action which is now deprecated by
> policy?

	Policy merely states that you must needs use a debconf like
 mechanism to talk to the user -- something that follows the policy
 spec. That does not imply that debconf has sole rights -- one could
 well have an alternate mechanism to talk to the user, which is policy
 compliant, and not debconf.

	Hence, stealing away stdin is a bug.

The value of a program is proportional to the weight of its output.
Manoj Srivastava   <srivasta@debian.org>  <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
1024R/C7261095 print CB D9 F4 12 68 07 E4 05  CC 2D 27 12 1D F5 E8 6E
1024D/BF24424C print 4966 F272 D093 B493 410B  924B 21BA DABB BF24 424C

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