configure-debian - central configuration program for packages using debconf

Property Value
Distribution Debian 10 (Buster)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package filename configure-debian_1.0.3_all.deb
Package name configure-debian
Package version 1.0.3
Package release -
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Category admin admin::configuring implemented-in::perl interface::commandline interface::text-mode role::program scope::utility suite::debian use::configuring
Homepage -
License -
Maintainer David Nusinow <>
Download size 19.24 KB
Installed size 57.00 KB
configure-debian is a program which presents a list of packages which
use Debconf, Debian's configuration management system.
Debconf provides first-time installation wizards that run when a
package is installed. You may reconfigure these packages at a later
time, if you wish, and configure-debian makes that very easy.
configure-debian splits the package lists into the subsections which
make up the Debian archive, such as x11, base, gnome, or kde.


Package Version Architecture Repository
configure-debian_1.0.3_all.deb 1.0.3 all Debian Main
configure-debian - - -


Name Value
debconf >= 0.5
debconf-2.0 -
liblocale-gettext-perl -
perl -


Type URL
Binary Package configure-debian_1.0.3_all.deb
Source Package configure-debian

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install configure-debian deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install configure-debian




2016-03-22 - David Nusinow <>
configure-debian (1.0.3) unstable; urgency=low
* configure-debian:
- Don't hardcode package sections
- Remove outdated reference to linuxconf in the documentation
- Convert from two arg to three arg open
- Use English module for a few less common variables
- Fix a bug where canceling from the top level with using -l
returned to the beginning of the non-list state instead of
* Debconf translations:
- Turkish. Thanks Mert Dirik. Closes: #759875
- Indonesian. Thanks Mahyuddin Susanto. Closes: #654156
* Update copyright info:
- Set to GPLv3 or greater
- Convert to machine readable format
- Update year
* Remove dh_desktop from debian/rules. Move installation
of the file out of the debian dir and into the package
Makefile. Closes: #817293
* Use sudo instead of su-to-root in .desktop file. Add
to Suggests
* Replace dh_clean -k with dh_prep
* Update standards to
- Convert copyright file to utf-8
- Add build-arch and build-indep targets to debian/rules
2008-03-31 - Christian Perrier <>
configure-debian (1.0.2-0.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload to fix pending l10n issues.
* Debconf translations:
- Catalan. Closes: #411989
- Slovak. Closes: #441670, #438585
- Finnish. Closes: #471682
- Norwegian Bokmål. Closes: #473191
- Galician. Closes: #473495
* [Lintian] Change menu section to Applications/System/Administration
to fit the "new" Debian menu policy
* [Lintian] Remove the MultipleArgs key from the .desktop file. It
is not part of the spec
* [Lintian] Use dh_desktop instead of copying the .desktop file manually
* Use ${misc:Depends} in Depends instead of hardcoding debconf versions
and alternatives
* [Lintian] Correct formatting of NEWS.Debian
2006-11-26 - David Nusinow <>
configure-debian (1.0.2) unstable; urgency=low
* NMU ACK. Thanks Chrisitian.
* Use su-to-root's new path (/usr/bin) in both the desktop file and the menu
item. Thanks Bill Allombert. Closes: #400223
* Add binary-arch target to debian/rules. Thanks Aurelien Jarno.
Closes: #395587
* Bump debhelper compat to 5
+ Install to debian/configure-debian rather than debian/tmp
* Bump standards version to No changes needed.
* Build-Depends-Indep -> Build-Depends
2006-10-01 - Christian Perrier <>
configure-debian ( unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload to fix pending l10n issues
* Debconf templates translations:
- Vietnamese added. Closes: #310041
- Swedish added. Closes: #331311	
- Italian added. Closes: #345532
- Spanish added. Closes: #334549
- German updated. Closes: #347938
- Portuguese changed to pt instead of "pt_PT". 
Closes: #376059, #338861, #381309
- Hungarian added. Sent during the call for updates of the NMU.
- Russian updated. Sent during the call for updates of the NMU.
- Basque added. Sent during the call for updates of the NMU.
2005-08-08 - David Nusinow <>
configure-debian (1.0.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Add alternate dependency on debconf-2.0
2005-02-22 - David Nusinow <>
configure-debian (1.0.0) unstable; urgency=low
* And I shall bless thee... 1.0!
* Fix all switch so that it doesn't bother to ask you for a program
2005-02-21 - David Nusinow <>
configure-debian (0.9.4) unstable; urgency=low
* Add -l|--list flag to skip sections and just display all programs; 
closes: #197589
* Update my email address in the manpage
* Translations
- Portuguese thanks to Luis Matos; closes: #283989

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