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Re: Announcing debconf, configuration management for debian

On Sat, Sep 18, 1999 at 02:13:26PM -0400, Branden Robinson wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 17, 1999 at 02:11:20PM -0700, Joey Hess wrote:
> > Have you looked at debconf at all? Because..
> > 
> > Scott Barker wrote:
> Of course not; people are, sadly, always trying to redesign things they
> don't even understand.

Not even a dozen messages into this thread, and already the usual user-bashing
begins. This is one of Debian's biggest problems, IMHO. The mailing lists are
very hostile, not only to users, but also between developers.

For your information, I understand just fine. As near as I can tell, debconf
needs to be run in the post-install scripts, because there is not yet any
functionality within the packaging system to define a separate config script.
That extra functionality is what I'm looking for, and it will have to be a
joint effort between debconf and dpkg developers.

I did not in any way intend to belittle Joey's efforts. I am extremely pleased
that debconf has been released, and am anxiously awaiting it's evolution, so
that I may deploy it in my University labs and get rid of RedHat.

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