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Re: Move user-setup main-menu entry earlier in the boot

On Sat, Jun 12, 2010 at 10:08:37AM +0200, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
> To get one step closer to this goal, I propose to move the user-setup
> main-menu item earlier in the installation.  The package support this
> just fine, as the questions are asked in the postinst and the code
> using the answers are in a finish-install.d script.  We have been
> using such setup in Debian Edu for a long time, and it has worked
> flawlessly.
> I suggest to move it next to the clock-setup and choose-mirror
> questions, before the partitioning and base-installer is executed.
> Here is a patch for menu-item-numbers.xml to show the change in
> context.
> Any objections?  Anyone remember why it is located where it is?
> Christian tried to find any rationale in his mailing list archive, but
> failed to do so.  I suspect it origins from a time when its operation
> were not split between the postinst and the finish-install.d hook, but
> do not really know.

I see no reason why we couldn't do this.  This thread seems relevant:


In other words, I think you're right - we split user-setup-ask and
user-setup-apply, and then never quite got round to moving
user-setup-ask earlier which was part of the point of the exercise.  We
should do it.


Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson@debian.org]

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