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## Auto-converted by kwiki2moinmoin v2005-10-07
DebianPackage:debconf is, to put it simply, "Install Shield Wizards Done Right," and is one of the main advantages of DebianVsOtherDistros. There is no debconf executable program. The name 'debconf' simply refers to the package configuration system as a whole.
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More specifically, when installing (or upgrading) any single package or a group of packages, debconf asks the packages' configuration questions all at once, and stores the user/admin preferences in a database. Later as the packages are installing, their scripts use the configuration preferences in the database to generate configuration files and otherwise do adimnistrative tasks (''e.g.'' set up servers to start or not start, install other software such as libdvdcss, etc.). This saves the hassle of editing configuration files by hand, and also of waiting for each individual package to install before responding to certain configuration questions.
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The User/administrator can configure the following aspects of debconf behavior by running {{{dpkg-reconfigure}}} {{{debconf}}}:
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 * Ask again: debconf by default does not re-ask old configuration questions during upgrade of a package, instead it uses old answers to generate new versions of configuration files, providing seamless upgrade capability. But this behavior can be changed so such questions are always asked (with old answers provided as defaults).
 * Front-end: debconf can ask its questions using interfaces from plain text to Dialog (default) to GNOME control applet.
 * Priority: all questions are assigned priority levels, either low, medium, high or critical, and the user/admin can decide below what priority level (s)he would like debconf to use the default configuration answer without asking (default medium).
 
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In the same way, you can configure debconf-enabled packages by typing {{{dpkg-reconfigure}}} {{{packagename}}} and answering configuration questions. ||<style="border:1px solid #777;background-color:#444;float:right;" >{{https://www.debconf.org/images/bg_logo.png}}||
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What about taking debconf yet another step furher and universal by combination with the formidable config4gnu configuration management system? Providing superior ConfigurationHandling also in the running system.
http://config4gnu.sourceforge.net
DebConf is the Debian Project's developer conference. In addition to a full schedule of technical, social and policy talks, DebConf provides an opportunity for developers, contributors and other interested people to meet in person and work together more closely. It has taken place annually since 2000 in locations as varied as Canada, Finland and Mexico.
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Unfortunately config4gnu is not close to being ready for use in Debian, as it has not had a first release and has made little progress since February, 2003. But if/when it becomes mature, its planned features of extending configuration management flexibility beyond that of debconf and harmonizing configuration management with other distributions should make it well worth adoption in Debian. In the meantime, debconf remains a stable production-ready uniform front-end for configuring nearly 800 Debian packages. Previous Debian Conferences have featured speakers from around the world. They have also been extremely beneficial for developing key Debian software components, including the new Debian Installer, and for improving Debian's internationalization.

== General DebConf information ==
 '''For bids'''
 [[DebConf/General/Handbook/Bids/PriorityList]] •
 [[DebConf/General/Handbook/Bids/LocationCheckList]]

 '''For fundraising'''
 [[DebConf/Fundraising|DebConf fundraising]]

 '''Goals'''
 [[DebConf/Goals|DebConf Goals]]

 '''For Accounting'''
 [[DebConf/Accounting|DebConf Accounting]]

== All Debian Conferences ==
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 2023 :: [[DebConf/23]] [[DebConf/21/Bids/India|India]]
 2022 :: [[DebConf/22]] [[DebConf/21/Bids/Kosovo|Kosovo]]
 2021 :: [[DebConf/21]] Haifa, Israel
 2020 :: [[DebConf/20]] August 23-29 Online
 2019 :: [[DebConf/19]] July 21-28 Curitiba, Brazil
 2018 :: [[DebConf18]] July 27-August 5 Hsinchu, Taiwan
 2017 :: [[DebConf17]] August 6-12 Montreal, Canada
 2016 :: [[DebConf16]] July 2-9 Cape Town, South Africa
 2015 :: [[DebConf15]] August 15-22 Heidelberg, Germany
 2014 :: [[DebConf14]] August 23-31 Portland (Oregon), U.S.A
 2013 :: [[DebConf13]] August 11-17 Vaumarcus, Switzerland
 2012 :: [[DebConf12]] July 8-14 Managua, Nicaragua
 2011 :: [[DebConf11]] July 24-30 Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
 2010 :: [[DebConf10]] August 1-7 New York, USA
 2009 :: [[DebConf9]] July 24-30 Cáceres, Extremadura, Spain
 2008 :: [[DebConf8]] August 10-16 Mar del Plata, Argentina
 2007 :: [[DebConf7]] June 17-23 Edinburgh, Scotland
 2006 :: [[DebConf6]] May 14-22 Oaxtepec, Mexico
 2005 :: [[DebConf5]] July 10-17 Helsinki, Finland
 2004 :: [[DebConf4]] May 26-June 2 Porto Alegre, Brazil
 2003 :: [[DebConf3]] July 18-20 Oslo, Norway
 2002 :: [[DebConf2]] July 5-7 Toronto, Canada
 2001 :: [[DebConf1]] July 2-5 Bordeaux, France
 2000 :: [[DebConf0]] July 5-9 Bordeaux, France

== Related links ==
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 * !DebConf website: https://www.debconf.org/
 * All Debian Upcoming Events: http://www.debian.org/events/
 * [[irc://irc.debian.org/debconf-team|#debconf-team]]
 * An archive with all available recordings from previous DebConfs and other Debian events is available at https://meetings-archive.debian.net/pub/debian-meetings/
 * Multiple other links: in the [[Debconf/Resources|Resources]] page


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Translation(s): English - Français - Português (Brasil)

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Disambiguation : This page is about Debian Conferences.
For Debian configuration management system, see debconf.

https://www.debconf.org/images/bg_logo.png

DebConf is the Debian Project's developer conference. In addition to a full schedule of technical, social and policy talks, DebConf provides an opportunity for developers, contributors and other interested people to meet in person and work together more closely. It has taken place annually since 2000 in locations as varied as Canada, Finland and Mexico.

Previous Debian Conferences have featured speakers from around the world. They have also been extremely beneficial for developing key Debian software components, including the new Debian Installer, and for improving Debian's internationalization.

General DebConf information

All Debian Conferences


2023

DebConf/23 India

2022

DebConf/22 Kosovo

2021

DebConf/21 Haifa, Israel

2020

DebConf/20 August 23-29 Online

2019

DebConf/19 July 21-28 Curitiba, Brazil

2018

DebConf18 July 27-August 5 Hsinchu, Taiwan

2017

DebConf17 August 6-12 Montreal, Canada

2016

DebConf16 July 2-9 Cape Town, South Africa

2015

DebConf15 August 15-22 Heidelberg, Germany

2014

DebConf14 August 23-31 Portland (Oregon), U.S.A

2013

DebConf13 August 11-17 Vaumarcus, Switzerland

2012

DebConf12 July 8-14 Managua, Nicaragua

2011

DebConf11 July 24-30 Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina

2010

DebConf10 August 1-7 New York, USA

2009

DebConf9 July 24-30 Cáceres, Extremadura, Spain

2008

DebConf8 August 10-16 Mar del Plata, Argentina

2007

DebConf7 June 17-23 Edinburgh, Scotland

2006

DebConf6 May 14-22 Oaxtepec, Mexico

2005

DebConf5 July 10-17 Helsinki, Finland

2004

DebConf4 May 26-June 2 Porto Alegre, Brazil

2003

DebConf3 July 18-20 Oslo, Norway

2002

DebConf2 July 5-7 Toronto, Canada

2001

DebConf1 July 2-5 Bordeaux, France

2000

DebConf0 July 5-9 Bordeaux, France



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