Re: bug #561324: asking questions in postinst
On Tue, Dec 29, 2009 at 11:50:40PM -0800, Russ Allbery wrote:
> Patrick Schoenfeld <email@example.com> writes:
> > Debconf or another tool that implements the Debian Configuration
> > Management Specification will also be installed, and any versioned
> > dependencies on it will be satisfied before preconfiguration begins.
> Oh, sorry, I didn't think to check the footnote.
> However, I think you're reading the wrong meaning into the footnote. "It"
> here refers to "Debconf or another tool that implements...."
Hm, yeah, this could be.
> In other
> words, what the message is saying is that if your package has a versioned
> dependency on debconf, you're guaranteed to get that version of debconf,
> not some other, before the config script of the package is run.
Oh.. ouch. This indeed makes sense. Too bad that natural language is
sometimes to ambigious ;)
Thanks for enlightening me,