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Most of the internet information around cdebconf is circa 06`, or I was just unable to find its location. Please mention if recent documentation, or FAQ, is available.

Is cdebconf able to serve as a drop-in replacement for debconf? As of 06` it apparently was not, but it's been about 6 years from that time. I would assume the status has changes since then, but by how much?

NOTE: Please refrain from answering these questions, plenty of available grounded opinions exist.

  1. Why the community needs cdebconf?

  2. Why debconf needs a replacement?

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(I cannot answer your question, but) according to the source it's still actively developed; there's also a TODO. – sr_ Mar 9 '12 at 8:30
IMO debian-devel@lists.debian.org is a much more suitable place for those questions. EDIT: There is also deity@lists.debian.org which is the list dpkg developers watch. – jordanm Mar 9 '12 at 21:08
I posted a question on the lists, hopefully it will get answered. I'll update status when appropriate. – TechZilla Mar 9 '12 at 22:41
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I messaged the lists, they said I should test it out. Improvements have brought the progress much closer to drop-in functionality. Hopefully we get cdebconf as a full replacement one day.

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