(dropping CC, please do so as well, as I'm subscribed to the list) Quoting bofh80 (email@example.com): > Ok, here's the other patch too updated with a slightly better template > thing. Now i noticed the _Description part is different, so i changed it, > then noticed the other string entries don't have _Description parts. > > I'm now reading http://www.fifi.org/doc/debconf-doc/tutorial.html and > https://www.debian.org/doc/packaging-manuals/debconf_specification.html . > Any other pages i should be looking at? Since i still can't find info on > sl2 or _Decription vs Description .... #sl2 markers give the "sublevel" where the strings will go. Sublevels are specific to d-i and described in http://d-i.alioth.debian.org/doc/i18n/ch01s04.html#sublevels Here, these templates belong to sublevel 3 as they won't probably be shown in default installs (they should be priority medium or low). > +Template: apt-setup/local/netrc > +Type: string > +_Description: Have a http apt repository that requires authentication? > + Example: machine packages.server.org login myuser password mypass > + Does not pull apt/localx/repostory as machine due to possible parse mangle > + Formats as man netrc suggests Here, I have to admit that I have absolutely no clue about *what* should really be in the template (because I don't really understand what's the purpose of the patch) but the wording definitely needs a lot of improvement. First, anyway, "string" templates can't use a question as synopsis. You seem to expect users to enter something there, so you should *prompt* them for this: _Description: netrc-style entry: Please enter here....blah blah blah (explain what is expected there and avoid jargon). . For instance: machine packages.server.org login myuser password mypass (note the double space meant to guarantee that the last line is hard(formatted.
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