configure-debian - central configuration program for packages using
This program is meant to be a simple frontend to the dpkg-reconfigure
program. Many new users who do not know about this program are unaware
of how to return to the debconf configuration seen during package
install. Others who do know about it often forget or do not know the
package name of the program they want to reconfigure. This program is
meant to address both of those issues.
Note that this is not meant to be a complete configuration system!
Debconf is a purposely simple system, and is not meant to solve all
configuration needs. Still, it is very flexible and can accomplish a
lot with relative ease. The advantage to using it rather than a tool
such as linuxconf is that the distributed nature of Debian allows
package maintainers to write their own configuration scripts specially
tailored to both the program that they know very well and Debian
-l --list List all packages initially, don’t show them by section
configure-debian accepts all the command line options for
dpkg-reconfigure(1), and passes them along to it when it calls the
program. See its manpapge for details on these options.
David Nusinow <firstname.lastname@example.org>