Alfresco Community Package

John Pugh john.pugh at
Fri Aug 21 19:45:29 UTC 2009

On 08/20/2009 10:42 AM, Josh McJilton wrote:
> Server Team / Alfresco Packager,
> Let me get right to the point; thank you!  The recently released
> alfresco-community package is a huge help.  Over the past few months
> I’ve been experimenting with Alfresco 3.1 and the new 3.2 Community
> Edition quite a bit.  I’ve installed the stack more times than I can
> remember, but until the Ubuntu package hit the Partner repository, my
> efforts to install on Linux always wound up at a dead end.  At that
> point a time sensitive question would come up and I would have to boot
> into the that other OS and run it over there.  I’m glad to say that is
> no longer the case.
Awesome. Glad to see that it helps!
> I’ve collected several small notes that I’ll post via Launchpad, but I
> wanted to a quick second to let you know I’m having great success with
> the package.  So far converted two of our company servers of to Ubuntu
> on the merits of a quick, predictable server build out and I’m confident
> more will follow.
Please do post any issues or comments you find. We will pass them along
and are interested to read your comments!
> I am receiving one warning each time I install the package that I did
> want to pass along directly:
> dbconfig-common: writing config to /etc/dbconfig-common/alfresco.conf
> *** WARNING: ucf was run from a maintainer script that uses debconf, but
>             the script did not pass --debconf-ok to ucf. The maintainer
>             script should be fixed to not stop debconf before calling ucf,
>             and pass it this parameter. For now, ucf will revert to using
>             old-style, non-debconf prompting. Ugh!

I am told that is apparently something introduced in a recent version of
dbconfig-common. It is simply a warning and can safely be ignored for now.
> The package installs fine and everything seems to work, but I do see
> this every time so I wanted to pass it along. 
> Please let me know if there are any other details I could provide that
> would be helpful.  Thanks again and keep up the great work.
I'm sure there are others that would like to hear your experiences. You
are welcome to send them to me offline if that is more appropriate.


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