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Re: Right Way to make a configuration package

On Fri, Oct 15, 2004 at 02:33:16PM +0200, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
> 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
> > configurations.
> Agreed, when we are talking about configuration of already installed
> packages.  When we are talking about configuring packages during
> installation, debconf is well suited.

The problem being that X using Debconf to store information, Y modifying the
info and then X getting an upgrade, the info stored by X using Debconf might
be used again to set the values in the data file, which will break the initial
purpose of Y.

/me thinks

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