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Re: ITP: debwrap



Fri, 31 Dec 1999 14:14:46 -0500, Michael Stone <mstone@debian.org> wrote about Re: ITP: debwrap (<19991231141446.J637@justice.loyola.edu>):
mstone> On Fri, Dec 31, 1999 at 10:58:39AM -0800, Joey Hess wrote:
mstone> > I oppose debwrap. It's a solution in search of a problem, and it can only
mstone> > slow down debconf adoption.
mstone> 
mstone> I disagree that one needs to search for the problem: the problem has
mstone> been quite obvious for some time. I agree that debconf seems like a
mstone> better long-term solution, but it's not fully implemented yet. This is
mstone> free software, let him show us the code before we make any judgments.

I got debwrap source code from master.debian.org Incoming.

IMHO, this package doesn't conflict with debconf (if you set "text
mode" on debconf), because first install of many machines must use
debconf (and other machines will use also text-mode debconf).

Administrators (who maintain many machines) must create QA database
from first install result.QA database seems allow to use regular
expression.

It seems too hard to create this. Is there any tool for automatic
creation?


BTW, do we have any rule about interval time between ITP and upload?
I got source and package from master.debian.org today (I found rcconf
also). (changelog date is 1 Jan 2000, hmm...) Of course, we decide
"new package freeze is Jan 2nd", but I don't this upload way is not so
good.
-- 
Kenshi Muto
kmuto@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/~kmuto/


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