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Re: Intention to change priority of console-tools

On 29 Oct 2001, Anders Jackson wrote:

> Wouter Verhelst <wouter@debian.org> writes:
> > On Sun, 28 Oct 2001, Santiago Vila wrote:
> >
> > > If you consider usable enough a system without a working keyboard we
> > > should consider downgrading some other packages too from their standard
> > > priority.
> >
> > Errrm...
> >
> > We're talking about downgrading console-tools' priority, not about fucking
> > up the kernel to use some unsane value as the default keyboard mapping.
> >
> > "no loadkeys installed" means "keyboard is using the kernel's default
> > keymap", not "keyboard doesn't work".
> OK, so an unexperienced user who have a Swedish keyboard but standard
> kernel with standard America key-map, how does he find keys like ';',
> '+', '_', '&', '$' or '-' etc?  They are on different places than the
> lable on that key gives.

That's right. But your unexperienced user will have to uninstall
console-tools to achieve this fuck-up of his keyboard.

"important" packages will be installed by default on a new installation.
"required" packages can't be uninstalled, while console-tools is not that
important that your box won't work without them.

wouter dot verhelst at advalvas dot be

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