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Re: My recent bug's and continuing effort to debconf-ize Debian

On Thu, Aug 31, 2000 at 03:21:17PM -0700, Sean 'Shaleh' Perry wrote:
> I started this afternoon submitting bugs against packages which print verbose
> output in their maintainer scripts.  The future that Debian must take is to

A thread came up here a little while back about installation scripts
sometimes not being able to use debconf for security or other

But we would like an interference-free install.

So what about introducing a dpkg-postconfigure program which runs
package.postconfig files after any dpkg run has finished, in an
analagous way to dpkg-preconfigure.  Only this time, it will be only
for things that *must* wait till post-installation, and cannot use
debconf for whatever reason.  There shouldn't be that many of these,
but it would probably be a good idea to introduce this soon as we move
to non-interactive installs.



  Julian Gilbey, Dept of Maths, QMW, Univ. of London. J.D.Gilbey@qmw.ac.uk
        Debian GNU/Linux Developer,  see http://www.debian.org/~jdg
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