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Re: kernel-package hooks transition

On Sat, Dec 24, 2005 at 05:30:26PM +0000, Colin Watson wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 24, 2005 at 05:03:17PM +0100, Sven Luther wrote:
> > Notice that the debconf helper scripts provide stdout on &3, so any
> > scripts writing to stdout only need to redirect their output to &3, no
> > ? 
> No, that won't work; if you send something to fd 3, it will go to the
> debconf frontend and be interpreted as a debconf protocol command. In
> any case, it's only the shell confmodule that sets up fd 3 to go to the
> frontend, and the kernel-package-generated postinst is written in Perl;
> people may well have written postinst.d fragments in Perl too. Please
> use stderr instead, or, if possible, just make the script quiet.

Oh, and merry christmas to you and thanks for your help in replying to this
even on christmas eve's, ok off to bed now.


Sven Luther

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