[Pkg-mediawiki-devel] Bug#416947: depends on non-essential package debconf in postrm

Steve Langasek vorlon at debian.org
Sat Mar 31 20:42:53 UTC 2007

On Sat, Mar 31, 2007 at 08:20:25PM +0200, Romain Beauxis wrote:

> > while running archive wide piuparts tests your package failed on purge
> > because of debconf beeing unavailable during postrm:

> Shame on us..
> We don't even use debconf in postrm !

No, you *should* be invoking the debconf confmodule from the postrm, because
this is a hint to debconf to purge your templates on postrm purge.

You just need to invoke it opportunistically by checking first whether the
file is available.

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