Debconf Configuration Worksheet

Here is a list of configuration files on the Freedombox which are owned or configured by other packages, and are currently modified by scripts in freedombox-setup or plinth. You can find modified conffiles on your FreedomBox with the following command:

dpkg-query -W -f='${Conffiles}\n' '*' | awk 'OFS="  "{print $2,$1}' | LANG=C md5sum -c 2>/dev/null | awk -F': ' '$2 !~ /OK$/{print $1}' | sort

The goal is to do all of this configuration through debconf instead. For that, we will need to convince package maintainers to add debconf support to their packages, and to add the hooks that we need. This can be done by filing wishlist bug reports against those packages. Offering a patch should improve our chances of success.

NB! Debconf is preferred over alternative methods like .d or multilevel support: Only debconf keeps the maintenance task of tracking intimate configuration details most possible at the package maintainer.

Table Legend

Package

Plinth Module (Essential?)

Has debconf support?

Modified conffile

Additional hooks needed:

Related bugreports

tor

tor (no)

no

/etc/tor/torrc

SocksPort, ORPort, ControlPort, BridgeRelay, ExitPolicy, ServerTransportPlugin

ejabberd

xmpp (no)

yes

auth_method, ldap_servers, ldap_base, (possibly ldap_filter)

ldapscripts

users (yes)

no

/etc/ldapscripts/ldapscripts.conf

SASLAUTH, PASSWORDGEN, SERVER, SUFFIX, USUFFIX, GSUFFIX

libpam-modules

users (yes)

yes

/etc/security/access.conf

Add entry

pagekite

pagekite (no)

no

/etc/pagekite.d/10_account.rc

abort_not_configured, kitename, kitesecret

transmission-daemon

transmission (no)

no

/etc/transmission-daemon/settings.json

download_dir, rpc_username, rpc_password


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