Package debconf

Debian configuration management system

http://packages.debian.org/sid/debconf

Debconf is a configuration management system for Debian
packages. Packages use Debconf to ask questions when
they are installed.

General Commands (Section 1)
debconf
Debconf is a configuration system for Debian packages. For a debconf overview and documentation for sysadmins, see debconf(7) (in the debconf-doc package). The...
debconf-apt-progress
debconf-apt-progress installs packages using debconf to display a progress bar. The given command should be any command-line apt frontend; specifically, it must...
debconf-communicate
debconf-communicate allows you to communicate with debconf on the fly, from the command line. The package argument is the name of the package which you are...
debconf-copydb
debconf-copydb copies items from an existing debconf database into another, possibly new database. The two databases may have different formats; if so a...
debconf-escape
When debconf has the 'escape' capability set, it will expect commands you send it to have backslashes and newlines escaped (as "\\" and "\n" respectively) and...
debconf-set-selections
debconf-set-selections can be used to pre-seed the debconf database with answers, or to change answers in the database. Each question will be marked as seen to...
debconf-show
debconf-show lets you query the debconf database in different ways. The most common use is "debconf-show packagename", which displays all items in the debconf...
System Administration (Section 8)
dpkg-preconfigure
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...
dpkg-reconfigure
dpkg-reconfigure reconfigures packages after they have already been installed. Pass it the names of a package or packages to reconfigure. It will ask...