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Re: bug #561324: asking questions in postinst

Hi Reiner,

On Mon, Dec 28, 2009 at 04:40:50PM +0100, Reinier Haasjes wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm trying to solve bug #561324 which uses it's own binary in the config
> script.
> It uses it's own binary to get some information (tunnel id) which uses
> login+password to retrieve, it really needs this to compile a good
> config script (if you have more than 1 tunnel).
> My idea on solving this is to move the complete config script to
> postinst and ask all the question there.
> I read everywhere that this is not the preferred way to go but I can't
> discover if it is prohibited by the policy.
> Is it prohibited by the policy to ask questions in the postinst-script?


> Does somebody know a better way of solving this?

You can use debconf for that. Take a look at the documentation available in
debconf-doc package.


Tiago Bortoletto Vaz
0xA504FECA - http://pgp.mit.edu

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