Re: fixing debconf stdin bug
On Sun, 11 Jan 2004 18:08:01 -0500, Joey Hess <email@example.com> 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 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 <firstname.lastname@example.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