[Debtags-devel] Updating tags on svn

Justin B Rye jbr at edlug.org.uk
Fri Aug 19 09:38:33 UTC 2005

Erich Schubert wrote:
> So you ever run "debconf" yourself? Debconf is more like a libary, actually.

The package debconf contains
* a whole bunch of perl modules
* a trivial testing script named /usr/bin/debconf
* dpkg-preconfigure, which is the user-visible end of the package
* a couple of lesser utilities such as /usr/bin/debconf-show
* a file /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/70debconf, the crucial trigger
	mechanism that calls dpkg-preconfigure when appropriate

Remember my ramblings about directories like apt.conf.d?  IMHO, the
package is a piece of automation, even if the name "daemon" doesn't
quite fit it.

> apt-get however is the command line interface to the apt libraries
> (kind of). I would say apt-get is an application, just like aptitude,
> synaptic, ...

Synaptic and gnome-apt and so on are definitely applications, but
apt-get and apt-cache are (at least by intention) just utilities, as
simple and scriptable as possible.  They're no more application-like
than find or cpio.
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