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Re: Transition from config file to debconf

On Tue, 14 Aug 2001, Philipp Frauenfelder wrote:

> As a last step, I would like to write some sort of transition
> script which parses the old config file (parsing is easy!) and
> inserts the values into the database _before_ the user is asked
> to fill in the debconf forms.

[using the preinst script to read in the config file]

Don't use the preinst script for that, config is perfectly acceptable. If
you read in the values in the preinst, your package would have to
Pre-Depend on debconf, which is a no-no.

Look at the uptimed package, it has two config scripts (one sh, the other
perl) that do exactly what you want.


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