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Re: problem with dpkg-reconfigure and noninteractive frontend

On Fri, Apr 23, 2004 at 05:45:52PM -0500, Jerry Haltom wrote:
> I would like to ask why Debconf is not a registry.

Policy section 10.7.3.

> It would be EXTREMELY useful if packages were smart about local/Debconf
> settings. Merging changes in both of them in order to determine the
> actual setting. If one changes a local file, you would expect that
> change to persist, but if one changes a Debconf setting, you would
> expect that to persist. In fact, if one changes a Debconf setting
> manually, I'd expect it to override local settings.... that's what
> pushing settings is all about.

Then use something other than Debconf.  Local settings are NOT to be

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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