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SteamOS and Debian at DebConf
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Building free software communities - Leandro Gómez - DebConf 2012
Building free software communities - Leandro Gómez - DebConf 2012
::2012/12/25::
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Getting packages into Debian BoF - David Bremner - DebConf 2012
Getting packages into Debian BoF - David Bremner - DebConf 2012
::2012/12/27::
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Debian in the Dark Ages of Free Software
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::2014/09/28::
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DebConf: Question and Answer with Linus Torvalds
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::2014/09/13::
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Q&A with Linus Torvalds
Q&A with Linus Torvalds
::2014/09/28::
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Meet the Release Team - Philipp Kern, Adam D. Barratt - DebConf 2012
Meet the Release Team - Philipp Kern, Adam D. Barratt - DebConf 2012
::2012/12/24::
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From Smaky to Colobot, a history of software in Switzerland
From Smaky to Colobot, a history of software in Switzerland
::2013/08/28::
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Debian and the FSF working together to advance free software
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::2014/09/28::
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Video summary for presentation DebConf 14
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::2014/08/31::
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debconf governance
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::2013/08/28::
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Linux Capabilities - DebConf 2012
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::2012/12/27::
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Free Software Economics: patronage and crowdfunding
Free Software Economics: patronage and crowdfunding
::2014/09/28::
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Bits from the DPL - Stefano Zacchiroli - DebConf 2012
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::2012/12/27::
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DebConf 11
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::2011/08/05::
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Meet the Technical Committee - Bdale Garbee - DebConf 2012
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::2012/12/24::
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2 DebConf 12 Understanding Debian2
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::2014/07/03::
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Weapons of the Geek
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::2014/09/28::
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OpenPGP discussion and skillshare - Daniel Kahn Gillmor - DebConf 2012
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::2012/12/27::
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vagrant - pre-seed the mysql passwords with debconf-set-selection for no prompt install
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::2014/03/12::
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AArch64 planning - Steve McIntyre - DebConf 2012
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::2012/12/27::
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Introduction to Debian translation workflow and processes - Christian Perrier - DebConf 2012
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::2012/12/27::
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SPI BOF
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::2014/09/28::
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Integrating Emdebian into Debian - Neil Williams - DebConf 2012
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::2012/12/24::
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Debian_Women_Assembly
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::2014/06/19::
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Tuxbrain Maddog Debconf FreeRunner offer VOS Spanish
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::2009/05/13::
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Bits from the Release Team - Neil McGovern - DebConf 2012
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::2012/12/24::
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seeing Debian through a Functional lens
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::2014/09/28::
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use Perl - Gregor Herrmann - DebConf 2012
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::2012/12/25::
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Meet the Technical Committee
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::2014/09/28::
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Tails BoF
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Machine learning threats and opportunities for Debian and Free Software
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::2013/01/24::
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DebConf volunteer recruitment session
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Reproducible Builds for Debian, a year later
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Why Debian should (or should not) make systemd the default
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Muon - Package Manager for KDE - Kubuntu 11.04
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Lets shrink Debian package archive! (@DebConf12)
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::2012/08/18::
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Eduardo Rosales, Coordinador de la Conferencia Debian 2012, 8 de abril de 2011
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Debian derivatives discussion
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Debian Med meeting
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DC14 in Portland
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Women in Debian 2013
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DebConf12 - "Machine learning threats and opportunities for Debian and Free Software" by P. Duboue
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How We Can Be the Silver Lining of the Cloud
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Jessie (bits from the release team)
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The Unity Desktop Environment
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Embedded ARM development in Debian
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DebConf15 in Heidelberg
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debconf
Original author(s) Joey Hess
Developer(s) Joey Hess, Colin Watson
Stable release 1.5.49 / December 26, 2012 (2012-12-26)
Written in Perl
License BSD-2-clause

debconf is a software utility for performing system-wide configuration tasks on Unix-like operating systems. It is developed for the Debian GNU/Linux distribution, and is closely integrated with Debian's package management system, dpkg.

When packages are being installed, debconf asks the user questions which determine the contents of the system-wide configuration files associated with that package. After package installation, it is possible to go back and change the configuration of a package by using the dpkg-reconfigure program, or another program such as Synaptic.

The design of debconf allows for front-ends for answering configuration questions to be added in a modular way, and there exist several, such as one for dialog, one for readline, one that uses a text editor, one for KDE, one for GNOME,[1] a Python front-end API, etc.

The original implementation of debconf is in Perl. During the development of Debian-Installer, a new implementation in C was developed, which is named cdebconf. The new implementation is currently only used in the installer, but is intended to eventually replace the original entirely. Both implementations make use of the same protocol for communication between the debconf front-end and the client code ("confmodule"); this is a simple line-based protocol similar to common Internet protocols.

Debconf does not physically configure any packages, but asks the user certain configuration questions stored in the .templates file, under the direction of the package's maintainer scripts (.config, .postinst, etc.). Typically, the .config script uses debconf to ask questions, while .postinst applies configuration changes to the unpacked package in reaction to the answers; however, this can vary due to technical requirements. The user's answers to the configuration questions asked by debconf are cached in debconf's database.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The GNOME Journal: Simplified Package Management in Ubuntu Hoary

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