[pkg-firebird-general] Stable package firebird2.0-super ( support preseed ?

Lucas Brasilino lucas.brasilino at gmail.com
Sat Jan 10 18:03:56 UTC 2009

Dear maintainer:

For a while I've been looking around to make firebird2.0-super from
backports work
with preseed in a Debian Etch Custom CD.

After looking 'config' file, it states that
shared/firebird/sysdba_password/first_install value
goes to the hidden template shared/firebird/sysdba_password/new_password.
So I did in my preseed file:

firebird2.0-super shared/firebird/enabled boolean true
firebird2.0-super shared/firebird/sysdba_password/first_install password qwerty
firebird2.0-super shared/firebird/purge_databases boolean false
firebird2.0-super shared/firebird/purge_security boolean false

But SYSDBA.password file is not created and ENABLE_SUPER_SERVER does
not turn to 'yes'.  After playing around, I've made a
script like:

#!/bin/sh -e

set -e
. /usr/share/debconf/confmodule
set -u
# Source LSB function library.
. /lib/lsb/init-functions
. /usr/share/firebird${FB_VER}-common/functions.sh
# query debconf backend

And it _does_ creates SYSDBA.password file with the default password

It seems that first it isn't running postinst and somehow not getting
values from templates.....
When I use 'dpkg-reconfigure firebird2.0-super' things goes right.

Am I messing something or it's a bug??

Thanks in advance for any help.

Lucas Brasilino

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