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Re: debconf as a registry

Bas Wijnen wrote:


> It's not about overwriting.


> The point is that debconf will use its own
> cache for defaults, which means that running dpkg-reconfigure and then
> pressing enter on all but the thing you're interested in changing should
> not make any changes on those items, but does in fact reset them back to
> whatever the answer was that debconf last saw.

Since these 2 statements seem to me to directly contradict one-another,
I suspect I don't understand you, or you don't understand something.

> AFAICS, debconf shouldn't actually have a cache at all.

It's hard to imagine that preseeding would work without it.

see shy jo, EOT for me unfortunately

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