On Thu, 08 Feb 2018 17:56:28 +0000, Mark Hindley wrote:

> However, in trying to understand more fully when postinst is called with
> configure and reconfigure arguments, it appears that reconfigure is not
> currently supported at all. It is not mentioned in the Policy and
> ancient bug #215549 was closed as wontfix. So although reconfigure is in
> the postinst skeleton the distinction is not observed. The only possible
> way to distinguish is using the hack that DEBCONF_RECONFIGURE=1 is set
> in the postinst environment. See debconf-devel(7).
> Or am I missing something?

I don't actually know much about debconf, sorry. I just followed what 
debhelper is doing, but it appears you need to add that check with 
DEBCONF_RECONFIGURE, otherwise a dpkg-reconfigure will always be a NOP 
(because defaults and defaults-disabled become NOPs when the service is 
already enabled or disabled).


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