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NAME

       debconf-mergetemplate - merge together multiple debconf template files

SYNOPSIS

        debconf-mergetemplate [options] [templates.ll ...] templates

DESCRIPTION

       Note: This utility is deprecated. You should switch to using
       po-debconf’s po2debconf program.

       This program is useful if you have multiple debconf templates files
       which you want to merge together into one big file. All the specified
       files will be read in, merged, and output to standard output.

       This can be especially useful if you are dealing with translated
       template files. In this case, you might have your main template file,
       plus several other files provided by the translators. These files will
       have translated fields in them, and maybe the translators left in the
       english versions of the fields they translated, for their reference.

       So, you want to merge together all the translated templates files with
       your main templates file. Any fields that are unique to the translated
       files need to be added in to the correct templates, but any fields they
       have in common should be superseded by the fields in the main file
       (which might be more up-to-date).

       This program handles that case properly, just list each of the
       translated templates files, and then your main templates file last.

OPTIONS

       --outdated
           Merge in even outdated translations. The default is to drop them
           with a warning message.

       --drop-old-templates
           If a translation has an entire template that is not in the master
           file (and thus is probably an old template), drop that entire
           template.

SEE ALSO

       debconf-getlang(1)

AUTHOR

       Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org>

                                  2005-05-28          DEBCONF-MERGETEMPLATE(1)