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Re: preseeding and environment overrides

Frans Pop wrote:
> Gut reaction: command line params should be limited to 1st stage, all else 
> is confusing.
> Exception: debconf/priority, which is indirect anyway.
> IMO there's a real difference between using a preseed file and passing 
> command line options.

I think this difference is lessened if the entire system install happens
in the first stage, and you reboot directly into the debian desktop (or
whatever). This is a direction I hope to go now with base-config..

However, you're probably right.

> > I have a kind of solution to the problem of these variables being
> > sometimes annoyingly long: globbing. */framebuffer=false,
> > */locale=en_US, */keymap=us. Does this make sense, or look too ugly to
> > expect users to type it? Using the glob preserves the current indicator
> > of a debconf environment variable (the /), and also indicates rather
> > well that this setting may apply to more than one thing. I can think of
> > two ways to implement it, the better way would be a cdebconf db that is
> > put in the stack and looks up values from globs.
> Another option would be to define specific synonyms, like d-i for 
> debian-installer (probably the only one really needed).

netcfg, hw-detect, localechooser, and network-console come to mind.

see shy jo

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