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Re: Packages should not Conflict on the basis of duplicate functionality

On Wed, Sep 29, 1999 at 02:27:45PM -0400, Mark W. Eichin wrote:
> > it's an either/or situation (i.e. no way of satisfying both parties
> Actually, it isn't -- there's an easy way of giving users a choice,
> and two people have suggested it already (debconf).  This seems to be
> the most Debianish way to handle it - technologically superior, and
> avoids punishing one set of users at the expense of the other (even if
> it is a small minority, you don't care about that when you're in it
> :-)

if that can be done, then fine.

i'm against changing the default so that it only suits a tiny minority.
i'm not against increasing choice.

the default should remain as is, though - those who want it different
should be the ones who have to take whatever action with debconf.


craig sanders

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