[Debconf-devel] Teletype bug?

Joey Hess joeyh at debian.org
Fri Nov 23 00:07:02 UTC 2007

Colin Watson wrote:
> OK, glad I asked then. So I should just make it do need_tty(0)?

Looking at it some more, dpkg-preconfigure needs to re-open stdin, and
the problem occurs when it cannot. Unsetting need_tty will just
make the tty frontend fail to be able to prompt later.

The best check would be some sort of a test in the frontend to see if
stdin was available.

see shy jo
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