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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes: > > > > > Steve Dunham <email@example.com> 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.. <snip> > -- > Enrique Zanardi firstname.lastname@example.org Zephaniah E, Hull..
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