Re: Top 5 things that aren't in Debian but should be :-)
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> Let's remember, though, that debconf is there for installation only; not
> for ongoing maintenance.
I thought debconf was for asking package configuration questions, not just
for installation. Of course package and/or system installation time is the
most important time to ask neccesary questions, but that does not rule out
other times (upgrades, removes, reconfigure).
You can configure my package (cvsd) almost completely with
dpkg-reconfigure (some debugging stuff is oly possible with a text
I know debconf is developed for prompting on installation but it has grown
into something much more, mostly due to it's simple and flexible design.
I'm not saying you should use debconf as a generic frontend for everything
but it's pretty good at asking configuration questions in a wizard-like
manner. I think it is a good idea to have a simple, user-friendly (for
ceirtain users anyway) way to configure a package or system parameter,
possibly using debconf, maybe with something similar.
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