Re: [RFD] install criticisms
Joseph Carter <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> * I realize I should probably set up email, so I quickly setup
> fetchmail and have it run. Problem: fetchmail fetches and hands it
> off the the local mail system, but it doesn't deliver. I recall
> seeing some discussion of this problem on the Debian-user list, so
> I fire up lynx and check the archives for "exim fetchmail" and
> discover I need to have localhost inserted in the appropriate part
> of exim.conf. Once inserted, mail starts being delivered.
> Can we please put an updated exim into stable that fixes this for r3 or
> the "updated" slink release joeyh was talking about? This is really
> almost always wanted anyway and is certainly a sensible default.
I agree with this one...
> We're also discussing an update of slink for several of the core packages
> that need it (kernels and X included) for people in your boat to minimize
> at least some of that needed background information. Perhaps the install
> instructions should include things like where to go for help and how to
> get there?
It does. Patches accepted. I'm always willing to update the slink
> All right people, you've read the complaints and my opinions of them.
> What say you, the rest of the developers? Is at least some of this
> fixable in the slink update should that happen?
Only exim and some documentation updates, IMHO, should be considered
for slink update. Of course, and stuff from proposed-updates which
will help a lot (makedev, kernel-image-2.0.36).
> How about potato? What has to wait till after potato?
I don't think unattended installation is realistic for a november
freeze, personally. I don't think the rest is that big of a deal
.....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onShore.com.....<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>