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DPKG-PRECONFIGURE

Section: Debconf (8)

Updated: 2012-02-10

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NAME

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

SYNOPSIS

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:
:
-h, --help
Display usage help.:

SEE ALSO

debconf?(7)

AUTHOR

Joey Hess <[email protected]>


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