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Bug#565938: debian-installer: provide option to skip step(s) in interactive interface

* Frans Pop <elendil@planet.nl> [20100120 00:03]:
> On Tuesday 19 January 2010, Michael Prokop wrote:
> > Providing it just within the relevant dialogs isn't an option, nor?

> IMO not:
> 1) it is redundant as we can (and do, where needed) offer the same
>    functionality using debconf questions
> 2) it would clutter the user interface
> 3) it goes against the design principles of D-I
> 4) it would require an extention to the debconf protocol
> 5) it would complicate scripts


> > > > I'm well aware of preseeding options like "d-i passwd/make-user
> > > > boolean false" but it would be nice to be able to skip e.g. the user
> > > > account creation within its *interactive* interface during runtime
> > > > as well.

> > > You can already do that when installing at lower priorities (expert
> > > mode).

> What I meant here is that there is be a question "do you want to create a 
> regular user account", not skipping the component in the menu.

> > I'm aware of it, though IMHO it isn't the same experience from a
> > user's POV.

> It has exactly the same end result. And it's a lot more structured. And 
> most users *will* want to create a user account, so it is perfectly 
> natural to only offer the option at lower debconf priorities.

Ok, fair enough.

Thanks for your time.


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