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Linux 2.6 - man page for debconf (linux section 1)

DEBCONF(1)				     Debconf				       DEBCONF(1)

NAME
       debconf - run a debconf-using program

SYNOPSIS
	debconf [options] command [args]

DESCRIPTION
       Debconf is a configuration system for Debian packages. For a debconf overview and
       documentation for sysadmins, see debconf(7) (in the debconf-doc package).

       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 protocol.

       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 dpkg-reconfigure(8).

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.

       -ftype, --frontend=type
	   Select the frontend to use.

       -pvalue, --priority=value
	   Specify the minimum priority of question that will be displayed.

       --terse
	   Enables terse output mode. This affects only some frontends.

EXAMPLES
       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
       Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org>

					    2011-06-22				       DEBCONF(1)


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