Re: Help needed with debconf
"Arne Götje" <email@example.com> wrote:
> I need some help with debconf, especially for the config and postinst
> I tried to craft my own ones for my font package and when I try to
> install the package the postinst script exits with status 10. What does
> this mean?
> Further more, the dialog I have created in config gets never displayed
> to the user... :(
> I have attached the config, templates and postinst files.
> Can someone help me to review them and find the mistakes?
I probably have notfound the real cause, but perhaps this helps
db_input medium ttf-arphic-uming/variant
If debconf decides to not ask this question (either because the user
has set his debconf priority to high or because the question has been
shown previously) db_input will give a non-zero exit code and your
script will end prematurly because of set -e, you'll usually want
db_input ... || true
for that reason.
if [ "$1" = "configure" ]; then
I should not make any difference, but I'd strongly suggest to move
"#DEBHELPER#" to end of the file.
if [ "$variant" == "Unicode" ]; then
That is a bashism which will fail if /bin/sh is dash. Use
[ "foo" = "bar" ] instead.
To debug this further you'd need to actually run the script and
install the package, playing with DEBCONF_DEBUG=developer and possibly
using set -x in the scripts temporarily.
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