dpkg-preconfigure - let packages ask questions prior to their installation
dpkg-preconfigure [options] package.deb
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.
Select the frontend to use.
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.
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
// Pre-configure all packages before
// they are installed.
"dpkg-preconfigure --apt --priority=low";
Display usage help.
Joey Hess <firstname.lastname@example.org>
3rd Berkeley Distribution 2001-12-03 DPKG-PRECONFIGURE(8)
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