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cdist-type__debconf_set_selections - Man Page

Setup debconf selections


On Debian and alike systems debconf-set-selections(1) can be used to setup configuration parameters.

Required Parameters

cf. --line.

Optional Parameters


Use the given filename as input for debconf-set-selections(1) If filename is -, read from stdin.

This parameter is deprecated, because it doesn't work with state detection.


A line in debconf-set-selections(1) compatible format. This parameter can be used multiple times to set multiple options.

(This parameter is actually required, but marked optional because the deprecated --file is still accepted.)

Boolean Parameters



# Setup gitolite's gituser
__debconf_set_selections nslcd --line 'gitolite gitolite/gituser string git'

# Setup configuration for nslcd from a file.
# NB: Multiple lines can be passed to --line, although this can be considered a hack.
__debconf_set_selections nslcd --line "$(cat "${__files:?}/preseed/nslcd.debconf")"

See Also


Nico Schottelius <nico-cdist--@--schottelius.org>
Dennis Camera <dennis.camera--@--ssrq-sds-fds.ch>


Copyright (C) 2011-2014 Nico Schottelius, 2021 Dennis Camera. You can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

Referenced By


Jul 31, 2022 7.0.0 cdist