Re: Less interactive upgrades.
Will Lowe writes ("Re: Less interactive upgrades."):
> (moved from -devel, as it's probably more relevant to this list.)
> > You don't really need to integrate anything with debconf to get
> > the effect you want. What you need to do is to NOT set the file in
> > question as a conffile and then handle its replacement inside of the
> > debconf config.
> I think that one of the major strong points of Debian is dpkg, and its
> stability. The idea of removing functionality from dpkg and putting it
> into something else is a little disturbing, although I guess this is what
> Debconf has already done.
I disagree. I think that debconf is a good compliment to dpkg.
The problem is simply that dpkg is not using it here. I think the
right thing to do would be to have dpkg call debconf instead of asking
the question itself, surely ?