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Jun 09, 2006, 05:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"DebConf is best known as an annual gathering of Debian developers. But the Debian project likes the name so much that it uses it--give or take a capital 'C'--for the system used to configure Debian packages. Just as the conference is central to the social aspects of Debian, so the program is central to the package management system that is one of Debian's main technical advantages. Debconf gives users as fine a degree of control during configuration as they choose.

"The use of Debconf is addressed in Debian's packaging policy. Joey Hess, the original developer of Debconf, has posted a detailed tutorial online about how to use it when creating a .deb package. However, even as an ordinary user, you can benefit from looking deeper into Debconf..."

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