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debconf - Configure a .deb package

New in version 1.6.

Synopsis

  • Configure a .deb package using debconf-set-selections. Or just query existing selections.

Options

parameter required default choices comments
name
yes
Name of package to configure.

aliases: pkg
question
no
A debconf configuration setting

aliases: setting, selection
unseen
no
Do not set 'seen' flag when pre-seeding
value
no
Value to set the configuration to

aliases: answer
vtype
no
  • string
  • password
  • boolean
  • select
  • multiselect
  • note
  • error
  • title
  • text
  • seen
The type of the value supplied.
seen was added in 2.2.

Examples

# Set default locale to fr_FR.UTF-8
- debconf:
    name: locales
    question: locales/default_environment_locale
    value: fr_FR.UTF-8
    vtype: select

# set to generate locales:
- debconf:
    name: locales
    question: locales/locales_to_be_generated
    value: en_US.UTF-8 UTF-8, fr_FR.UTF-8 UTF-8
    vtype: multiselect

# Accept oracle license
- debconf:
    name: oracle-java7-installer
    question: shared/accepted-oracle-license-v1-1
    value: true
    vtype: select

# Specifying package you can register/return the list of questions and current values
- debconf:
    name: tzdata

Notes

Note

  • This module requires the command line debconf tools.
  • A number of questions have to be answered (depending on the package). Use ‘debconf-show <package>’ on any Debian or derivative with the package installed to see questions/settings available.
  • Some distros will always record tasks involving the setting of passwords as changed. This is due to debconf-get-selections masking passwords.

Status

This module is flagged as stableinterface which means that the maintainers for this module guarantee that no backward incompatible interface changes will be made.

Support

This module is maintained by those with core commit privileges

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