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Re: debconf with locally derived options

On Sat, Nov 20, 2010 at 08:36:35PM +1300, Richard Hector wrote:
> One example would be configuring a daemon, and asking which of the
> configured IP addresses of the machine it should listen on. Obviously
> the packager has no idea what IP addresses are going to be on the target
> machine, so can't list them in templates. I would therefore want to
> generate the list on the fly, and present them as options to the user.

I recall that some packages do do this, and the first example that comes to
mind is postfix. Take a look at the config, templates and postinst files in
that package.

Jonathan Wiltshire

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