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Re: debconf, controlling terminal, and calling dialog "manually" from postinst

On Fri, Mar 12, 2004 at 09:59:18AM +0100, Frank K?ster wrote:

> Of course you're right (and we're going to fix it exactly this way). But
> still I'd like to know what "all sorts of trouble" exactly is...

debconf uses stdin for communication between the frontend and the maintainer
script, so if a program attempts to read from stdin, it will be talking to
debconf and not the user (which will block forever).

 - mdz

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