Re: Right Way to make a configuration package
> Debconf wasn't designed to serve the purpose to which you are trying
> to put it. "Debconf is not a registry."
Actually, debconf was designed for first-time configuration of
packages, and is well suited for the task. Your mantra "debconf is
not a registry" does not apply here.
> Suppose you have packages x and y with configuration files xconf and
> yconf. Your package z should contain a program that reads xconf and
> yconf and writes them out again with new values.
This do not scale well, and make it harder to share knowledge across
several custom debian distros.
> If x and y have configuration utilities xcfg and ycfg then z should
> insofar as possible use xcfg and ycfg to make changes to x's and y's
Agreed, when we are talking about configuration of already installed
packages. When we are talking about configuring packages during
installation, debconf is well suited.