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Re: debconf able to ask multiple questions at once?

On Tue, Mar 28, 2006 at 01:02:49PM -0800, Steven Brown wrote:
> debconf-devel mentions that it tries its best to ask multiple questions 
> per screen, but I've never seen that occur.  Is there a way to get it to 
> ask that way, or maybe some alternate front end that does it?  I want to 
> be sure my package acts sane in such a setting.
> I've added the state machine approach as it mentions so users can back 
> up, but it's rather bad if I ask more than one question per state, as 
> otherwise, it's not apparent to the user what "cancel" will actually do. 
>  However, I can see how it would get annoying if debconf was able to 
> prompt with multiple questions at once and I've effectively serialized them.

dpkg-reconfigure debconf to change the default, or dpkg-reconfigure -f
gnome to do it just once

(Requires libqt-perl or libgnome2-perl).


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