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Re: ucf was run from a maintainer script that uses debconf...

On Sun, Jan 24, 2010 at 01:09:38AM +0100, Holger Levsen wrote:

> On Samstag, 23. Januar 2010, jidanni@jidanni.org wrote:
> >     *** WARNING: ucf was run from a maintainer script that uses debconf,
> > but the script did not pass --debconf-ok to ucf. The maintainer script
> > should be fixed to not stop debconf before calling ucf, and pass it this
> > parameter. For now, ucf will revert to using old-style, non-debconf
> > prompting. Ugh!

> So using ucf wronly results in seriously buggy behaviour (not using debconf 
> for user prompting)? I think this is also a serious bug in ucf, besides being 
> a normal bug in the package using ucf. 

> Or am I missing something?

It's not a bug in 'cat' that you can invoke it from a maintainer script in a
way that violates the policy on user interaction.

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