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Re: Conditional use of debconf

Bob Hilliard <hilliard@debian.org> writes:

>      I would like to use debconf to present a message to the admin
> when a package is installed, but only if certain text does not
> appear in a config file.  
>      Without debconf, I could use code something like this in the
> [post|pre]inst:
>      if !grep -q include /etc/dictd.conf
>        then
>        [Display message]
>      fi
>      I can't find anything in the debconf documentation or the command
> available in /usr/share/doc/debian-policy/debconf_specification.txt.gz
> that would permit this type of conditional display of a message.  Is
> there something in the debconf documentation that I'm missing?

Within .config:

if !grep -q include /etc/dictd.conf
	db_input medium foo/bar-message || [ $? -eq 30 ]


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