[Gllug] What are db_set, db_input and db_go?

Bruce Richardson itsbruce at uklinux.net
Sat Feb 7 10:50:51 UTC 2004

On Sat, Feb 07, 2004 at 08:42:49AM -0000, john wrote:
> Debian Sarge includes a package called popularity_contest which tries to
> gather stats on which Debian packages are most used.  Unfortunately, it
> doesn't have its dependencies set right.  It tries to invoke three
> commands - db_set, db_input and db_go - which don't currently exist on my
> system.  An apt-cache search doesn't throw them up.  Does anyone know
> which Debian package they form a part of?

They look like debhelper or debconf functions to me.  Looking at the
dependencies for popularity-contest, I'd say debconf.  Check that you
have the full package, there, and not debconf-minimal.


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