Re: mbr -- drawing the issue to a close
>>>>> "Joey" == Joey Hess <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Joey> Karl M. Hegbloom wrote:
>> I'd rather see it go in base-config to keep the size and complexity
>> of dbootstrap down.
Joey> Er, I meant in the mbr package. I don't see how that bloats dbootstrap in
Joey> the least.
Ok; so the configuration via debconf belongs with the thing it is
configuring. Of course. That makes the most sense. `dbootstrap'
would be bloated by having to have a configuration dialog for the
`mbr' or `lilo' features.
>> I've increasing the size and verbosity of the installed lilo.conf,
>> adding commented off lines for password and restrict. It would be
>> cool if base-config did something with those someday.
Joey> No, it'd be great if lilo did something with them. base-config is not a
Joey> catch-all for everything you think should be configurable on a debian
Joey> system, it is a catch-all for everything that should be configurable and has
Joey> no other good place to be configured.
You are right.