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Re: how to tell people to dpkg-reconfigure exim4-_CONFIG_?

Marc Haber <mh+debian-devel@zugschlus.de> wrote:

> On Tue, 10 Oct 2006 22:05:07 +0200, Frank Küster <frank@debian.org>
> wrote:
>>In that case, where the problem is that people do *not* read these
>>files, and "dpkg-reconfigure exim4" exits silently without doing
>>anything, it seems to be ideal.
> Explain that please.

I just imagined someone doing

# dpkg-reconfigure exim4

compared to 

# dpkg-reconfigure exim4

Please use dpkg-reconfigure exim4-config instead!

However, although this looks simple and short, it doesn't take into
account the various possible ways to access debconf, and it won't work
at all if a package manager has a "reconfigure this package" button.

Regards, Frank
Dr. Frank Küster
Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer (teTeX/TeXLive)

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