Bug#376050: please do not claim to "Manage permissions with debconf"
Joey Hess <email@example.com> wrote:
> Package: tex-common
> Version: 0.24
> Severity: normal
> Debconf is a program that asks questions of the user. It does not manage
> config files or permissions of the TeX font cache and I do not
> appreciate text that implies that it does:
> │ Manage the permissions of the TeX font cache with debconf? │
I see your point. Is there a generally accepted term that should be
used instead? "Managed by the postinst script" is too technical,
"managed by the package configuration mechanism" sounds too vague to
> Also, the "if you accept" / "if you do not accept" is some of the more
> clumsy English I have seen outside of 419 scams. Accept what?
Hm, that comes from the desire to phrase it in a way that will be
understandable in different frontends, in the readline where you have to
type "yes" as well as in the X-based ones where you simply click a
checkbox. The intended meaning is "if you choose to let the postinst
script handle things"; what wording do you suggest?
Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer (teTeX)