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Thomas Goirand 07-12-2011 09:43 AM

Confused by the different handling of debconf questions when using dpkg-reconfigure
 
----- Original message -----
> Hello
> I notice that when I install postfix, it asks me then a couple of
> questions using debconf, and create then a default configuration file
> using my answers.
>
> If I call now `dpkg-reconfigure postfix` debconf asks me the same
> questions PLUS a bunch of new questions which I did not have in the
> first in the first place.* I find it confusing.
>
> Is i a bug, a feature, am I missing something ?
>
> Manu

That's because of the debconf priority level. Do:

dpkg-reconfigure debconf

and you can set the debconf priority to low to have
all the questions, always. Note that Debconf can
also be set to non-interactive mode...

So there's no bugs here!!!

Thomas


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