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NAME

       dpkg-preconfigure - let packages ask questions prior to their installation

SYNOPSIS

        dpkg-preconfigure [options] package.deb

        dpkg-preconfigure --apt

DESCRIPTION

       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 their config script
       run so they can examine the system and ask questions.

OPTIONS

       -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.

       --terse
           Enables terse output mode. This affects only some frontends.

       --apt
           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::Pre-Install-Pkgs {
                   "dpkg-preconfigure --apt --priority=low";
            };

       -h, --help
           Display usage help.

SEE ALSO

       debconf(7)

AUTHOR

       Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org>

                                            2012-03-15                       DPKG-PRECONFIGURE(8)