Re: My recent bug's and continuing effort to debconf-ize Debian
By all means sign me up.
Incidentally, I have debconfized the following:
I did the first three about a month ago and sent the patches to the
maintainers. None have yet integrated it. The last one I did just
recently and sent in the patch, but I won't fault the libpaperg
maintainer for not integrating it yet :-)
I'll continue to work on others. The Debconf Ray is next focusing on
"Sean 'Shaleh' Perry" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I started this afternoon submitting bugs against packages which print verbose
> output in their maintainer scripts. The future that Debian must take is to
> fully support debconf. To further this goal I will continue submitting patches
> to any package which prompts the user in a maintainer script.
> If any maintainer would like
> a) to join in the effort
> b) me to debconf their package or need help doing so
> please mail me.
> With debconf, Debian can have its own kickstart, or unattended installs, and all
> the other little things that people have been asking for years to have Debian
> support. This also means that companies using Debian to not have to rip apart
> packages because they ask too many questions.
> As for my patches to make maintainer scripts quiet, the days where the messages
> were useful have passed. They now whiz by during install leaving users
> wondering if they missed something. Or they scare the newbie. I watched an
> install yesterday where a package ran a tex function and echoed all the output
> to screen -- you know what tex output looks like to the unsuspecting? With
> task packages, users do not always know exactly what packages are being
> I am not asking for Debian to coddle newbies. But the little things like
> package installation output can be easily changed.
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