Re: Common set of debconf templates
On Wed, Oct 13, 2004 at 08:38:58AM -0400, sean finney wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 13, 2004 at 11:51:00AM +0200, Brian Sutherland wrote:
> > The package includes the template-package's templates at build
> > (debhelper style as suggested before).
> > Then up to date translations can be ensured by installing a
> > debconf-translation-templates meta package or templates package before
> > the package.
> if the templates are included at build-time by a debhelper-style script,
> there's no need for a runtime dependency for these templates.
How do you then solve the problem of the translations and such becoming
out of date?
(Maybe it is not such a problem if the package is rebuilt frequently,
but the translation changes infrequently)
> > (Pre-depends / Recommends / Installer business??)
> i think Pre-depends should be avoided at any possible cost. this
> unfortunately means that the REGISTER suggestion won't reliably work,
> which is really too bad because that would have been the most graceful
What do you do instead of REGISTER if each package wants to have it's
own question? Change the directories of the questions when copying?
> over the past week i've been in contact with joeyh about the
> feasability of doing this with a debhelper-style script, and think
> i have the workings of a primitive version hashed out with him.
Thanks, Great!! let me know if you need somebody to test it. (or even