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Re: pbuilder: How to get debconf interactive?

On Fri, Sep 05, 2003 at 04:41:33PM +0200, Frank Küster wrote:
> Hi,
> to test debconf questions I would like to do installations, upgrades
> etc. in a pbuilder environment. However, debconf seems to be fixed to
> the noninteractive frontend. I can get something else by setting
> DEBIAN_FRONTEND, but even after 
> DEBIAN_FRONTEND=dialog dpkg-reconfigure debconf
> and choosing dialog (which was on the top anyway, IIRC) debconf stayed
> silent. I couldn't find any mention of debconf or confmodule in
> pbuilders manual page, the html documentation or the executables (even
> in /usr/lib/pbuilder).
> Any ideas?
> TIA, Frank
> -- 
> Frank Küster, Biozentrum der Univ. Basel
> Abt. Biophysikalische Chemie


I was having the complementary problem of you... I was trying to do
something but i forget to set DEBIAN_FRONTEND. So the last piece of the
puzzle :

apt-get install dialog 

inside pbuilder. It works for me with pbuilder-uml && sid.

Good luck
Sylvain LE GALL

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