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Re: bug #561324: asking questions in postinst

On Tue, Dec 29, 2009 at 11:50:40PM -0800, Russ Allbery wrote:
> Patrick Schoenfeld <schoenfeld@debian.org> 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,
best Regards,


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