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Re: Debconf is not a registry

sean finney <seanius@seanius.net> schrieb:

> On Mon, Nov 01, 2004 at 08:04:14AM +0100, Marc Haber wrote:
>> Why is the information given during package installation stored
>> persistently in the first place?
> it's not stored persistently, that's why it's in /var/cache :)

But debconf itself thinks that the information should be persistant. I
once deleted /var/cache/debconf/* (don't remember how or why), and since
then debconf occasionally complains upon upgrade of a package that
answers and templates have been lost, and that it will try to restore
them. This doesn't sound as if this was planned as usual business
(although the "try" is understatement, of course it always works).

Regards, Frank
Frank Küster
Inst. f. Biochemie der Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer

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