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Bug#397785: [debconf] Should warn if postinst doesn't understand argument "reconfigure"

Package: lintian
Version: 1.5.8
Severity: wishlist

>From debconf-devel(7):

| the right thing would be to pass $1 = "reconfigure", but doing so
| without breaking all the postinsts that use debconf is difficult.  The
| migration plan away from this hack is to encourage people to write
| postinsts that accept "reconfigure", and once they all do, begin
| passing that variable.

To aid in that goal, it would be nice if lintian complained if
reconfigure is not accepted.

Regards, Frank

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 3.1
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (99, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.17-2-686
Locale: LANG=de_DE@euro, LC_CTYPE=de_DE@euro (charmap=ISO-8859-15)

Versions of packages debconf depends on:
ii  debconf-i18n          full internationalization support 
ii  perl-base                  5.8.4-8sarge5 The Pathologically Eclectic Rubbis

-- debconf information:
* debconf/priority: medium
* debconf/frontend: Kde

Dr. Frank Küster
Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer (teTeX/TeXLive)

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