I am writing a debian binary package for my application (foo). The postinst (post install) script wants to ask the user few questions and get the answers as well. I am trying to achieve this using debconf. But I am not able to see the UI screen, prompting user with questions. I doubt if my config and templates are even called by dpkg. I am using all the instructions as per the link debconf tutorial Could someone please clarify me on the below questions:
- I am placing the “config” script and “templates “ file inside /debian/tmp/DEBIAN/ . So is it the correct location in debian hierarchy? Are the names correct?
- Are my below scripts correct?
Snippet of control file (only relevant fields I am posting)
Depends: debconf (>= 0.2.17)
Snippet of config file
#!/bin/sh set -e #echo "Config being called" # Source debconf library. . /usr/share/debconf/confmodule # Do you like debian? db_input medium foo/like_debian || true db_go # Check their answer. db_get foo/like_debian if [ "$RET" = "false" ]; then # Poor misguided one.. db_input high foo/why_debian_is_great || true db_go fi
Snippet of templates file
Template: foo/like_debian Type: boolean Description: Do you like Debian? We'd like to know if you like the Debian GNU/Linux system. Template: foo/why_debian_is_great Type: note Description: Poor misguided one. Why are you installing this package? Debian is great. As you continue using Debian, we hope you will discover the error in your ways.
Snippet of preinst:
#!/bin/sh set -e #echo "Stage preinst" $1 exit 0
Snippet of postinst:
#!/bin/sh set -e #echo "Stage postinst" $1 # Source debconf library. . /usr/share/debconf/confmodule db_get foo/like_debian if [ "$RET" = "false" ]; then touch "/home/myhome/ITWORKED" fi exit 0
Snippet of prerm:
#!/bin/sh set -e #echo "Stage prerm" $1 exit 0
Snippet of postrm:
#!/bin/sh set -e #echo "postrm" $1 exit 0