postinst prompts for questions outside of debconf

Bug #56076 reported by Ryan Lovett on 2006-08-11
4
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
sendmail (Debian)
Fix Released
Unknown
sendmail (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Albin Tonnerre

Bug Description

Binary package hint: sendmail-bin

configure () {
        local enter;
        echo -n "Configure now ? (y/N) ";
        read yn;
...

According to policy this is depracated behavior. From http://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/ch-binary.html#s-maintscriptprompt
"Package maintainer scripts may prompt the user if necessary. Prompting should be done by communicating through a program, such as debconf, which conforms to the Debian Configuration management specification, version 2 or higher. Prompting the user by other means, such as by hand[8], is now deprecated."

This complicates unattended installations.

Albin Tonnerre (lutin) on 2007-09-05
Changed in sendmail:
assignee: nobody → lutin
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in sendmail:
status: Unknown → New
Changed in sendmail (Debian):
status: New → Fix Released
yas alo (nejed-lol) on 2012-01-25
Changed in sendmail (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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