LKBEN11051: Howto easily reconfigure debconf packages on a debian alike system


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LKB | Created: 02/04/2020 | Version: 0 | Language: EN | Rating: 0 | Outdated: False | Marked for deletion: False

Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG


Symptom

You need to reconfigure a certain package

Cause

none

Solution

During the installation of a debian, kubuntu, ubuntu, knoppix, ... system, you have to answer questions. The answers will be stored in a kind of centralised database. (debconf)

To change packages later, you can use the dpkg-reconfigure command. This is relatively complex. An nicer way to do the job is the use of configure-debian which is located in the package "configure-debian".

Configure-debian is a program which presents a list of packages which use Debconf, Debian's configuration management system.
Debconf provides first-time installation wizards that run when a package is installed. You may reconfigure these packages at a later time, if you wish, and configure-debian makes that very easy. Configure-debian splits the package lists into the subsections which make up the Debian archive, such as x11, base, gnome, or kde.

About the Author

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux in different European countries and different European languages. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform where he is one of the most important contributors and the main developer.

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