Re: Bug#186029: Grouping questions in netcfg -- but which ones?
On Fri, Jan 21, 2011 at 03:01:35PM +0100, Samuel Thibault wrote:
> One grouping that I see could be done a hostname/domainname combination.
> I usually don't fill the domainname, so just filling the hostname and
> pressing enter is fine.
Which, in practice, is a dependent pair -- if you enter an FQDN in the
hostname the domain question isn't asked (the domain is parsed out of the
FQDN). Given that other frontends than the GUI will ask all the questions
in the group, is the UI hit worth it when a user puts in an FQDN to the
hostname, only to have an empty(!) 'domain' box pop up? What do we do if
they enter something different the second time around? Aiee!
I'm leaning very heavily towards "sorry, nothing can be grouped due to
netcfg's advanced intelligence" and closing the bug report.