[pkg-fso-maint] nodm and debconf preseeding (was Re: [pkg-fso-commits] [SCM] Automatic Display Manager branch, pamhelper, updated. debian/0.1-20-g0d3be51)

Luca Capello luca at pca.it
Thu Feb 19 10:22:33 UTC 2009

Hi Enrico!

On Tue, 17 Feb 2009 13:01:22 +0100, Enrico Zini wrote:
> The following commit has been merged in the pamhelper branch:
> commit 0d3be51bbf155763eb5412062a62630af2d09cfa
> Author: Enrico Zini <enrico at enricozini.org>
> Date:   Tue Feb 17 12:02:19 2009 +0000
>     Don't ship the /etc/default file, but generate it
>     This prevents overriding preseeds with default values in /e/d/nodm.

Should not debconf substitute the default value with the preseeded one,
no matter if /e/d/nodm exists?

>     However, preseeding still does not work and I don't know why

What does that mean?  debconf preseeding is not so easy to understand
and I remember I fought about it back at DebConf8, the result being
already in the install.sh script (line 652 [1]):

--8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
echo " * Installing dash as /bin/sh: $DASH_BINSH"
echo 'dash dash/sh string $DASH_BINSH' | chroot $INST_DIR debconf-set-selections
chroot $INST_DIR apt-get --yes --force-yes install dash
--8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---

You can get the available debconf values with `debconf-show $PKG` ;-)

HTH, in case not, can you better explain where the problem is?

Thx, bye,
Gismo / Luca

[1] http://git.debian.org/?p=pkg-fso/files.git;a=blob;f=install.sh;h=880f4bb81376e7f3e3a3222819aedc77a51b0d60;hb=HEAD#l652
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