dpkg-preconfigure - let packages ask questions prior to their installation
dpkg-preconfigure [options] package.deb
dpkg-preconfigure lets packages ask questions before they are installed.
It operates on a set of debian packages, and all packages that use cdebconf
will have their config script run so they can examine the system and ask
- -ftype, --frontend=type
- Select the frontend to use.
- -pvalue, --priority=value
- Set the lowest priority of questions you are interested in. Any questions
with a priority below the selected priority will be ignored and their
default answers will be used.
- Run in apt mode. It will expect to read a set of package filenames from
stdin, rather than getting them as parameters. Typically this is used to
make apt run dpkg-preconfigure on all packages before they are installed.
To do this, add something like this to /etc/apt/apt.conf:
// Pre-configure all packages before
// they are installed.
"dpkg-preconfigure --apt --priority=low";
- -h, --help
- Display usage help.
Joey Hess <email@example.com>
This manpage was "borrowed" from debconf.