|Actually, yes I was referring to that. (You’re right about debconf tho). That doesn’t change the slightest thing from a user perspective though. dpkg still is ‘guilty’ even if technically, it’s debconf.
Nor does that cripple my argument (IMHO), giving apt optionnal interactivity features doesn’t cripple its batch-mode, if done correctly. Most ‘advanced’ console programs have such interactiveness built-in anyway. Think ‘cat’, ‘tex’ or any single language interpreter. (Sure, its not _technically_ the exact same thing, but the user couldn’t care less)