Bug#245632: Installation report, Poweredge 750 with Adaptec AACRAID
On Sat, Apr 24, 2004 at 01:37:41PM +0200, Michael Banck wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 24, 2004 at 01:14:27PM +0200, Julien BLACHE wrote:
> > Michael Banck <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > > Well, I guess your situation is not really the general setup, so making
> > > it easier for you would mean making it harder for almost everybody else.
> > > There *are* easy work-arounds available - either do expert mode setup
> > > which prompts you for this or I think there is a way to disable DCHP via
> > > a boot option, you might want to check on those.
> > Because there is a DHCP server responding on the network doesn't mean
> > the user wants to use it, even when the user is "almost everybody
> > else". That was the point.
> So are you argueing that there should be an additional dialog box saying
> 'I've detected an DHCP server on your network. Do you want to use it
> [Y/n]?' If not, then don't seem to understand your problem.
Well, I respectfully disagree. We should try to cut down on questions
asked for the express install, not add to them.
To the best of my knowledge, this question *is* asked, albeit with a
lower debconf priority than is displayed by default. So lowering the
debconf priority by selecting the expert install seems like a perfectly
reasonable way to cater for non-standard setups. And I *do* believe that
a non-desired DHCP server is a non-standard setup. Perhaps it should be
documented better, but I haven't checked on the documentation, so I
cannot comment on this.