DPKG-PRECONFIGURE

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NAME

dpkg−preconfigure − let packages ask questions prior to their installation

SYNOPSIS

 dpkg−preconfigure [options] package.deb
 dpkg−preconfigure −−apt

DESCRIPTION

dpkg-preconfigure lets packages ask questions before they are installed. It operates on a set of debian packages, and all packages that use debconf will have their config script run so they can examine the system and ask questions.

OPTIONS

−ftype, −−frontend=type

Select the frontend to use.

−pvalue, −−priority=value

Set the lowest priority of questions you are interested in. Any questions with a priority below the selected priority will be ignored and their default answers will be used.

−−terse

Enables terse output mode. This affects only some frontends.

−−apt

Run in apt mode. It will expect to read a set of package filenames from stdin, rather than getting them as parameters. Typically this is used to make apt run dpkg-preconfigure on all packages before they are installed. To do this, add something like this to /etc/apt/apt.conf:

 // Pre−configure all packages before
 // they are installed.
 DPkg::Pre−Install−Pkgs {
        "dpkg−preconfigure −−apt −−priority=low";
 };

−h, −−help

Display usage help.

SEE ALSO

debconf(7)

AUTHOR

Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org>


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