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Re: PROPOSAL: automatic installation and configuration

Amos Shapira <amos@gezernet.co.il> writes:

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> From: Massimo Dal Zotto <dz@cs.unitn.it>
> Subject: PROPOSAL: automatic installation and configuration
> Date: Tue, 25 May 1999 00:01:57 +0200 (MEST)
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I have done a few experiments about automatic configuration of packages
> > and have now some working code. I want to describe my ideas and how to
> > integrate in the distribution. You can download my experimental but
> > almost working code at:
> > 
> >     http://www.cs.unitn.it/~dz/debian/dpkggetconfig_1.0.deb
> [ excellent explenation deleted ]
> > Comments?
> I like the idea and examples VERY much.  This is the right aproach,
> IMHO - provide a program, hopefully get it inserted to the base
> system, and let packages start using it one by one, without forcing a
> major reorganization.

But I hope the reorganisation is comming, especially since my
dpkgconfig package is soon ready for more than just testing.

With both of that its obsolete. Also the changes to packages and
especially to dpkg are small.

May the Source be with you.

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