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Re: Private-only debconf templates for preseeding

Russ Allbery wrote:
> My initial reaction was that anything that's worth making available for
> configuration via preseeding is worth a low-priority debconf prompt, and
> that having preseeding be the only interface is a weird way to use
> debconf.

IMO the use you describe can be valid in particular cases.

One example would be when the setting is intended to only influence 
behavior of the maintainer scripts during installation of the package as 
part of system installation using Debian Installer.

And obviously such packages do use debconf, even though they may not have 
any translatable templates.


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