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Re: Bug#142944: fixing debconf stdin bug

Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> 	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.

No, policy specifies that scripts should prompt by communicating with a
program such as debconf which implements the Debian Configuration
management specification. That specification, as I pointed out before,
requires that said communication be done using stdio. 

Debconf does not "steal" anything. If you choose to use it, you
communicate with it using stdio.

see shy jo

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