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Re: Clarification: Eliminate nagging at installation time?

On Wed, Jul 07, 1999 at 10:04:09AM -0700, Joey Hess wrote:
> Norbert Nemec wrote:
> > IMO, packages should under no circumstances complain
> > about anything if it is avoidable at all. No matter if there is a automatic
> > configuration system or not. We should simply make it policy that a package
> > should always install to some safe state without asking any questions at
> > installation time. Now, if there is any configuration necessary before the
> > package can be used, it should put a notice in a log file that is viewed
> > automatically after all packages have been installed.
> The configuration management proposal implies this. There are priorities
> assigned to questions, and all questions have sensible defaults. If you
> chose a high enough minimum priority, all questions will be skipped and the
> defaults will be used.

Ok, now, I guess I finally get the hang of it. When I glanced over the
description, it seemed to me like my concern wasnt really touched by it, but
this would actually solve the thing in a solid way.

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