Bug#565938: debian-installer: provide option to skip step(s) in interactive interface
In article <2010-01-20T00firstname.lastname@example.org> you wrote:
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> * Frans Pop <email@example.com> [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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