Getting packages into Debian BoF - David Bremner - DebConf 2012

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Getting packages into Debian BoF - David Bremner - DebConf 2012
Getting packages into Debian BoF - David Bremner - DebConf 2012
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Building free software communities - Leandro Gómez - DebConf 2012
Building free software communities - Leandro Gómez - DebConf 2012
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ARM port(s) update - Steve McIntyre - DebConf 2012
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Meet the Technical Committee - Bdale Garbee - DebConf 2012
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Hijacking packages for fun and profit
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BoF: Is there life after the barf? - DebConf 2012
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Debian derivatives BoF - Paul Wise - DebConf 2012
Debian derivatives BoF - Paul Wise - DebConf 2012
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Debconf Travel sponsoring BoF - DebConf 2012
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AArch64 planning - Steve McIntyre - DebConf 2012
AArch64 planning - Steve McIntyre - DebConf 2012
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Multiarch crossbuilding - Wookey - DebConf 2012
Multiarch crossbuilding - Wookey - DebConf 2012
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Build Debian with another compiler - Sylvestre Ledru - DebConf 2012
Build Debian with another compiler - Sylvestre Ledru - DebConf 2012
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Debian-CD - Steve McIntyre - DebConf 2012
Debian-CD - Steve McIntyre - DebConf 2012
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Eduardo Rosales, Coordinador de la Conferencia Debian 2012, 8 de abril de 2011
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Bits from the DPL - Stefano Zacchiroli - DebConf 2012
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use Perl - Gregor Herrmann - DebConf 2012
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d-i skills exchange
d-i skills exchange
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Lets shrink Debian package archive
Lets shrink Debian package archive
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Meet the Release Team - Philipp Kern, Adam D. Barratt - DebConf 2012
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Mejorando Ubuntu desde Debian
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Women in Debian 2013
Women in Debian 2013
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Integrating Emdebian into Debian - Neil Williams - DebConf 2012
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News from EDOS finding outdated packages
News from EDOS finding outdated packages
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DebConf organisation BoF
DebConf organisation BoF
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OpenPGP discussion and skillshare - Daniel Kahn Gillmor - DebConf 2012
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Jenkins- aking version controlled builds to the nextlevel
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From Smaky to Colobot, a history of software in Switzerland
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Lets shrink Debian package archive! (@DebConf12)
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piuparts.d.o: testing that .deb packages behave
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Lightning Talks
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future plans for dak
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Muon - Package Manager for KDE - Kubuntu 11.04
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DC13 team coordination BoF
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vagrant - pre-seed the mysql passwords with debconf-set-selection for no prompt install
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Multiarch packaging workshop
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Bits from the Release Team
Bits from the Release Team
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Machine learning threats and opportunities for Debian and Free Software
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Debian Med meeting
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Linux Ubuntu Videos ~ Practical UEFI Secure Boot Part 1 of 3
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Debconf8 Lightning Talk: memory freeze to attack encryption
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Erstellung eigener Debian/Ubuntu Pakete
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Linex Extremadura
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Integrating Emdebian into Debian
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DebConf14 in your city
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AArch64 planning
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Debian CD
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Closing ceremony
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Welcome talk
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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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