[Debconf-devel] Bug#451130: Bug#451130: debconf: Please split out a debconf-shell package to support cdebconf usage [cross-built]

Joey Hess joeyh at debian.org
Tue Nov 13 18:13:05 UTC 2007

Neil Williams wrote:
> 1. cdebconf wants /usr/share/debconf/confmodule

cdebconf contains its own version of this in its source. It's not
identical to debconf's, since cdebconf supports several extended commands
not implemented in debconf.

> 2. cdebconf does not initialise the debconf template database.

Yes, that is apparently a cdebconf bug, I documented it a while ago in
#328498, though perhaps it should have its own bug report.

I don't see splitting a package out of debconf to deal with these issues
as a very good way forward. #328498 tracks the transition to cdebconf,
and we're really quite close, only a few inompatabilities and bugs need
to be fixed before a version of cdebconf could be uploaded that
conflicts with debconf and works without DEBCONF_USE_CDEBCONF being set.

see shy jo
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