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Re: [d-i] debconf, partitioning widget?

* Philip Blundell 

| On Mon, 2002-07-15 at 00:58, Tollef Fog Heen wrote:
| > in order to get debian-installer into working shape, it is obvious
| > that the user has some way to partition the hard drive.  An
| > auto-partitioner will probably only need debconf as it's UI.  However,
| > manual partitioning using debconf will be very painful.  Developing a
| > debconf partitioning widget might be a little overkill, so I am not
| > sure how we want to solve this challenge.
| > 
| > Does anybody have a suggestion on how to solve this problem?

(please respect my M-F-T)

| How about writing a handful of frontends for libparted, so that we have
| one similar in style to each debconf frontend?  Do we think that parted
| will be stable enough to use as the sole partitioning program for a
| debian-installer based release?

I've still had parted segfault on me -- a partitioner must absolutely
not do that.  I am Cc-ing the parted package maintainer so he can
voice his opinion.

Apart from it segfaulting occasionally and having a semi-horrible API,
it should be ok-ish. :)

Tollef Fog Heen                                                        ,''`.
UNIX is user friendly, it's just picky about who its friends are      : :' :
                                                                      `. `' 

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