The following config script inside control.tar.gz
#!/bin/sh -e . /usr/share/debconf/confmodule db_fset mailadmin/database_host seen false db_clear db_purge db_input medium mailadmin/database_host || true db_go db_get mailadmin/database_host echo "$RET" > /tmp/from_config_script.txt exit 0
with the template
Template: mailadmin/database_host Type: string Description: The database server's host name or IP address.
(file templates) does not show an input dialog when I install the package using dpkg -i, and when I run it from the command line as well.
Instead it writes "localhost" to /tmp/from_config_script.txt, even though this default value is not part of the template file any more. I never ever saw the input popup. The input popup is what I am trying to achieve.
I removed the package with apt-get purge mailadmin, but even purge did not clear this default value. What can I do?