Provided by: configure-debian_1.0.2ubuntu3_all bug


       configure-debian - central configuration program for packages using


        configure-debian [options]


       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 <>

                                  2005-08-09               CONFIGURE-DEBIAN(8)