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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

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          Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org>

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