In message <firstname.lastname@example.org>, writes: >If the questions aren't of _vitally_ interest for the install process, >they could be postponed. As well as all more or less important messages >during the configuration process. It's often a bit too fast as these >messages scroll off the screen. > >I'd like to have an (almost) ``unattended'' installation process. >Probably by having an option to d*whatever, saying that I don't like any >changes on config files and that I'd like to have no further changes >(a la the various *config scripts) done. > >As a result of such (or of every) install/update I'd like to have >a directory with all the ``unsupressable'' messages in. These >messages should be there _only_ if _really_ neccessary. And they should >point to the steps to enable services/configure (like `smailconfig' >and the like) etc, just like the current >scrolling ones do. I should like to see all messages indicating that some action needs to be taken or that some important thing has happened stored in a log file. Last time I installed, I started by scripting the entire session. Then I had to go back and reinstall things, and forgot to script the second run, so I don't have much idea of what I have missed - there's too much to keep track of at such a time. We should keep all such messages indefinitely; the sysadmin should delete them when they have been dealt with. -- Oliver Elphick Oliver.Elphick@lfix.co.uk Isle of Wight http://lfix.co.uk/oliver Make it idiot-proof, and someone will breed a better idiot.
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