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Re: Confused by the different handling of debconf questions when using dpkg-reconfigure

Am 2011-07-12 11:43, schrieb Thomas Goirand:
> ----- Original message -----
>> Hello
>> I notice that when I install postfix, it asks me then a couple of
>> questions using debconf, and create then a default configuration file
>> using my answers.
>> If I call now `dpkg-reconfigure postfix` debconf asks me the same
>> questions PLUS a bunch of new questions which I did not have in the
>> first in the first place.   I find it confusing.
>> Is i a bug, a feature, am I missing something ?
>> Manu
> That's because of the debconf priority level. Do:
> dpkg-reconfigure debconf
> and you can set the debconf priority to low to have
> all the questions, always. Note that Debconf can
> also be set to non-interactive mode...

yes this is clear, I was just wondering why does debconf use a different
different sets of question ( hence maybe a different priority level ) in
pre-install phase versus calling dpkg-reconfigure later

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