DEBCONF-SHOW(1) Debconf DEBCONF-SHOW(1)NAME
debconf-show - query the debconf database
debconf-show packagename [...] [--db=dbname]
debconf-show --listowners [--db=dbname]
debconf-show lets you query the debconf database in different ways.
The most common use is "debconf-show packagename", which displays all items in the debconf database owned by a given package, and their
current values. Questions that have been asked already are prefixed with an '*'.
This can be useful as a debugging aid, and especially handy in bug reports involving a package's use of debconf.
Specify the database to query. By default, debconf-show queries the main database.
Lists all owners of questions in the database. Generally an owner is equivalent to a debian package name.
Lists all available databases.
Joey Hess <email@example.com> and Sylvain Ferriol
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DEBCONF(1) Debconf DEBCONF(1)NAME
debconf - run a debconf-using program
debconf [options] command [args]
Debconf is a configuration system for Debian packages. For a debconf overview and documentation for sysadmins, see debconf(7) (in the
The debconf program runs a program under debconf's control, setting it up to talk with debconf on stdio. The program's output is expected
to be debconf protocol commands, and it is expected to read result codes on stdin. See debconf-devel(7) for details about the debconf
The command to be run under debconf must be specified in a way that will let your PATH find it.
This command is not the usual way that debconf is used. It's more typical for debconf to be used via dpkg-preconfigure(8) or
OPTIONS -opackage, --owner=package
Tell debconf what package the command it is running is a part of. This is necessary to get ownership of registered questions right, and
to support unregister and purge commands properly.
Select the frontend to use.
Specify the minimum priority of question that will be displayed.
Enables terse output mode. This affects only some frontends.
To debug a shell script that uses debconf, you might use:
DEBCONF_DEBUG=developer debconf my-shell-prog
Or, you might use this:
debconf --frontend=readline sh -x my-shell-prog
SEE ALSO debconf-devel(7), debconf(7)AUTHOR
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