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Re: enable/disable flags in /etc/default

On Thu, 2011-03-03 at 10:37 +0100, Tollef Fog Heen wrote:
> | Is there any reason against using a debconf script that asks if the
> | daemon should be started at boot time (or on which runlevels)? That
> | way you can easily modify the configuration with dpkg-reconfigure and
> | benefit from the debconf frontends.
> If you use a configuration management framework you probably don't care
> that much about debconf, since the debconfiscation of packages is fairly
> spotty and doesn't really lend itself to more complex setup.

> Imagine having a full nagios or munin configuration done through debconf
> and then imagine the preseed needed for that.  Compare that with just
> dumping a configuration file somewhere. 

yes, but a proper debconfization should respect/reflect configuration
files, so there shouldn't be need for any pre-seeding beyond having the
files in place before installing :)

> Hooking update-rc.d into debconf is probably not the worst idea in the
> world, except update-rc.d is supposed to be run non-interactively and I
> think it's the wrong place in the stack to configure that functionaliy.

i think it'd have to be a level higher, something kind of like
dbconfig-common for initscripts.


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