[OpenAFS] Re: Update squeeze openafs-fileserver to squeeze-backports

Andrew Deason adeason@sinenomine.net
Thu, 3 Oct 2013 15:41:55 -0500

On Thu, 03 Oct 2013 13:15:25 -0700
Russ Allbery <rra@stanford.edu> wrote:

> Andrew Deason <adeason@sinenomine.net> writes:
> > I'm not sure if it matters, and sorry if this is getting too far off
> > topic, but I'm not following this as the reason. It's invoking
> > /usr/share/debconf/frontend, which at least for a debian system I'm
> > glancing at, is a perl script, so of course the perl isn't going to
> > honor 'set -x'. But if you mean that that perl reinvokes the original
> > postinst shell script, I don't see how it could do so; how does it know
> > which script to run?
> See /usr/share/debconf/confmodule.  Basically, it passes in $0.

But it's not, according to the 'set -x' output. There is no script
filename passed to .../frontend. It's running this, which is why I put
it back in the quoted context:

> > > + exec /usr/share/debconf/frontend  configure

> I suspect the actual problem isn't so much that, now that I've looked
> at it more, but with this bit:
> # Only do this once.
> if [ -z "$DEBCONF_REDIR" ]; then

But we're not running this. If we ran that, it would appear in the 'set
-x' output at least once, before output was redirected. (Unless
.../frontend is re-running the script and redirecting output before it
runs the script, but as mentioned above, I don't see how it could be
doing that.)

Andrew Deason