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
> 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
> 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 [firstname.lastname@example.org]