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Re: Debian is not a "main distro"?



On Wed, Sep 30, 1998 at 08:42:34PM +0100, Enrique Zanardi wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 30, 1998 at 02:49:38PM -0400, Steve Dunham wrote:
> > Rob Browning <rlb@cs.utexas.edu> writes:
> > 
> > > Steve Dunham <dunham@cse.msu.edu> writes:
> > > 
> > > > In addition to the packager apparently being slower, and the
> > > > unnecessary interaction, many Debian packages do a lot of unnecessary
> > > > computation: recompiling elisp files 3 or 4 times, recompiling TeX
> > > > formats, etc.
> 
> - slower: That will be fixed using binary databases.

binary vs text files for management, another reason why I don't use 
redhat..

<snip>
> - "unnecesary interaction": Unattended installation is one of our
>   long-term goals, but we still don't have a clear way to implement it.
>   In the mean time, we should deprecate "too interactive" maintainer scripts.
>   But our policy says exactly the opposite! (There's a paragraph
>   suggesting that any script displaying vitally important information
>   should wait for the user to press a key).

I would suggest having two diffrent sets of pre/post inst/rm scripts.
One for interactive and one for non-interactive..

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> --
> Enrique Zanardi					   ezanardi@ull.es

Zephaniah E, Hull..

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