[clug] Debconf or dpkg problem
csmall at enc.com.au
Wed Jun 27 22:40:13 GMT 2007
On Wed, Jun 27, 2007 at 01:19:30PM +1000, Mike Carden wrote:
> Here's hoping the collected CLUG brains trust can shine some light on
> debconf for me. Can someone point me to a nice explanation of how
> debconf works and how it's related to dpkg please? So far, man pages
> and Google haven't lifted the veil from my eyes.
dpkg is an installer, treat debconf as a bunch of scripts in the package
that can ask questions.
> is incomplete. Often so incomplete that there's no way that the
> package could work.
Then that is a bug, it should give a complete working setup, although it
may not work for your situation because you have some non-default
> My reading so far seems to indicate that there is something called
> Priority that's somehow associated either with debconf or with
> dpkg-reconfigure or maybe with both, and perhaps it's not set properly
> for the systems I use, but I can't figure out just what or where it
dpkg can set the priority, debconf uses the priority. When you create
you debconf template, each question is given a priority when you install
the package it will only ask questions on the specified or higher
You set the priority you want with the debconf package, so to change it
> So any pointers to useful documentation on this will be greatly
> appreciated. Thanks.
apt-get install debconf-doc
man 7 debconf
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