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Re: Common set of debconf templates (was: Re: RFC: best practice creating database)

On Fri, Oct 08, 2004 at 06:59:50AM +0200, Christian Perrier wrote:
> All such templates should probably go into a common set of debconf
> templates, provided by a very small package, which all these packages
> should depend upon, instead of constantly reinvent the wheel....and
> make up, translators, do damn boring work.

Is is guaranteed that these templates be available in the .config script?

Because, reading from the debconf-devel manpage:

Note that the config script is run before the package is unpacked. It 
should only use commands that are in essential packages. The only dependency 
of your package that is guaranteed to be met when its config script is run 
is a dependency (possibly versioned) on debconf itself.

Brian Sutherland

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