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Building free software communities - Leandro Gómez - DebConf 2012
Building free software communities - Leandro Gómez - DebConf 2012
DATE: 2012/12/25::
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Debian in the Dark Ages of Free Software
Debian in the Dark Ages of Free Software
DATE: 2014/09/28::
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From Smaky to Colobot, a history of software in Switzerland
From Smaky to Colobot, a history of software in Switzerland
DATE: 2013/08/28::
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DebConf 14: Q&A with Linus Torvalds
DebConf 14: Q&A with Linus Torvalds
DATE: 2014/09/02::
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Getting packages into Debian BoF - David Bremner - DebConf 2012
Getting packages into Debian BoF - David Bremner - DebConf 2012
DATE: 2012/12/27::
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SteamOS and Debian at DebConf
SteamOS and Debian at DebConf
DATE: 2014/09/12::
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Debian and the FSF working together to advance free software
Debian and the FSF working together to advance free software
DATE: 2014/09/28::
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06 Writing Enterprise Ready Software Petter Reinholdtsen
06 Writing Enterprise Ready Software Petter Reinholdtsen
DATE: 2015/02/14::
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Debian derivatives discussion
Debian derivatives discussion
DATE: 2014/09/28::
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Weapons of the Geek
Weapons of the Geek
DATE: 2014/09/28::
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Free Software Economics: patronage and crowdfunding
Free Software Economics: patronage and crowdfunding
DATE: 2014/09/28::
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ARM64 Open Laptop Project by Vero Apparatus
ARM64 Open Laptop Project by Vero Apparatus
DATE: 2015/03/26::
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10 Developing Software for Debian Martin Eric Racine
10 Developing Software for Debian Martin Eric Racine
DATE: 2015/02/14::
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SPI BOF
SPI BOF
DATE: 2014/09/28::
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03 What is Free Software Gunnar Wolf
03 What is Free Software Gunnar Wolf
DATE: 2015/02/14::
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Q&A with Linus Torvalds
Q&A with Linus Torvalds
DATE: 2014/09/28::
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Video summary for presentation DebConf 14
Video summary for presentation DebConf 14
DATE: 2014/09/01::
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02 Software in the Public Interest Workshop Benjamin Mako Hill
02 Software in the Public Interest Workshop Benjamin Mako Hill
DATE: 2015/02/14::
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Machine learning threats and opportunities for Debian and Free Software
Machine learning threats and opportunities for Debian and Free Software
DATE: 2013/01/24::
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Reproducible Builds for Debian, a year later
Reproducible Builds for Debian, a year later
DATE: 2014/09/28::
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Linux Capabilities - DebConf 2012
Linux Capabilities - DebConf 2012
DATE: 2012/12/27::
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Integrating Emdebian Into Debian
Integrating Emdebian Into Debian
DATE: 2012/07/17::
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Why Debian should (or should not) make systemd the default
Why Debian should (or should not) make systemd the default
DATE: 2013/08/27::
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debconf governance
debconf governance
DATE: 2013/08/28::
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Meet the Technical Committee - Bdale Garbee - DebConf 2012
Meet the Technical Committee - Bdale Garbee - DebConf 2012
DATE: 2012/12/24::
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HP
HP's OpenStack Helion: Debian all the way down
DATE: 2014/09/28::
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Eduardo Rosales, Coordinador de la Conferencia Debian 2012, 8 de abril de 2011
Eduardo Rosales, Coordinador de la Conferencia Debian 2012, 8 de abril de 2011
DATE: 2011/04/08::
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Debian Med meeting
Debian Med meeting
DATE: 2013/08/28::
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DebConf 11
DebConf 11
DATE: 2011/08/05::
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Women in Debian 2013
Women in Debian 2013
DATE: 2013/08/27::
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Bits from the Release Team - Neil McGovern - DebConf 2012
Bits from the Release Team - Neil McGovern - DebConf 2012
DATE: 2012/12/24::
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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
DATE: 2012/12/24::
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DebConf12 - "Machine learning threats and opportunities for Debian and Free Software" by P. Duboue
DebConf12 - "Machine learning threats and opportunities for Debian and Free Software" by P. Duboue
DATE: 2015/01/27::
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How to install AMD graphics drivers on Ubuntu
How to install AMD graphics drivers on Ubuntu
DATE: 2014/02/04::
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2 DebConf 12 Understanding Debian2
2 DebConf 12 Understanding Debian2
DATE: 2014/07/03::
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Bits from the DPL - Stefano Zacchiroli - DebConf 2012
Bits from the DPL - Stefano Zacchiroli - DebConf 2012
DATE: 2012/12/27::
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Debconf 2011 - Distributed Naming - Daniel Kahn Gillmor
Debconf 2011 - Distributed Naming - Daniel Kahn Gillmor
DATE: 2012/04/03::
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Lightning_Talks
Lightning_Talks
DATE: 2014/06/19::
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OpenPGP discussion and skillshare - Daniel Kahn Gillmor - DebConf 2012
OpenPGP discussion and skillshare - Daniel Kahn Gillmor - DebConf 2012
DATE: 2012/12/27::
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Embedded ARM development in Debian
Embedded ARM development in Debian
DATE: 2014/09/28::
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AArch64 planning - Steve McIntyre - DebConf 2012
AArch64 planning - Steve McIntyre - DebConf 2012
DATE: 2012/12/27::
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My PGP/GPG key is RSA 2048-bit, but I put the private key on Gnuk Token
My PGP/GPG key is RSA 2048-bit, but I put the private key on Gnuk Token
DATE: 2014/09/28::
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Newcomer_experience_in_debian_packaging_by_Sindhu_Sundar
Newcomer_experience_in_debian_packaging_by_Sindhu_Sundar
DATE: 2014/06/19::
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Tuxbrain Maddog Debconf FreeRunner offer VOS Spanish
Tuxbrain Maddog Debconf FreeRunner offer VOS Spanish
DATE: 2009/05/13::
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How other FLOSS communities mentor
How other FLOSS communities mentor
DATE: 2013/08/27::
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Power management: a system wide challenge
Power management: a system wide challenge
DATE: 2014/09/28::
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Bug_triaging_and_bug_closing_by_Solveig
Bug_triaging_and_bug_closing_by_Solveig
DATE: 2014/06/19::
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Making_pages_turn_The_physical_side_of_FLOSS_design_by_Ana_Isabel_Carvalho
Making_pages_turn_The_physical_side_of_FLOSS_design_by_Ana_Isabel_Carvalho
DATE: 2014/06/19::
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DebConf12 talk  "Reigning over high volume of Debian e-mails" by Pablo Duboue
DebConf12 talk "Reigning over high volume of Debian e-mails" by Pablo Duboue
DATE: 2015/01/27::
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DebConf10 Talk "A battle cry for a system level JVM in Debian" by Pablo Duboue
DebConf10 Talk "A battle cry for a system level JVM in Debian" by Pablo Duboue
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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

External links[edit]

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