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Old 01-03-2008, 03:29 PM
Dave Sherohman
Default SOLVED: Reconfiguring package configuration interface (was Terminal issues in fresh install)

OK, my questions on mutt and the en_US.UTF-8 package have been answered
pretty thoroughly (thanks, all!), but nobody's touched on my other
question. Just to get the answer into the archive for the sake of
others who may have the same question (or to remind myself in a couple
years...) now that I've figured it out (again):

On Mon, Dec 31, 2007 at 06:23:52PM -0600, Dave Sherohman wrote:
> ...Package configurations are...
> ...using the (default) curses interface.
> Which I've never liked anyway. How do I switch it over to the plain-text
> (readline?) interface? I've tried dpkg-reconfigure dpkg and apt, since
> they seemed the likely suspects, but neither one offered any options to
> configure.

This is controlled by the debconf package rather than apt/dpkg directly,
so 'dpkg-reconfigure debconf' will take care of it.

I reckon we are now the only monastry ever that had a dungeon stuffed with
sixteen thousand zombies.
- perlmonks.org

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