Re: PROPOSAL: automatic installation and configuration
Amos Shapira <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
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> From: Daniel Burrows <Daniel_Burrows@brown.edu>
> > The idea was to make a program similar to dialog, but which would
> > interpret a mini-language and be abstracted around data instead of widgets.
> Not to sound like an XML biggot, but what about using XML to describe
> the fields and acceptable answers? There is an abundance of tools to
> parse XML in any practical language you might consider.
> > I think this may be a better approach than simply asking for answers
> > because it allows both structure and distinction between different data
> I agree with these advantages.
> > If anyone else thinks this is a good idea I'll revive the project and
> > start working on the C (or maybe C++) incarnation.
> I like the general idea (describe the questions in some data format).
Too late, I started weeks ago.
You need dpkgconfig and qvwm. The first asks questions, the second
uses dpkgconfig to configure itself. Its just a first alpha release,
but a whiptail interface and a menuconfig interface are wayting at
home to get the last touch and get uploaded.
May the Source be with you.