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Re: Bug#130348: debconf-doc: does the "noninteractive" frontend break the system?

On Sun, Jan 27, 2002 at 01:02:51AM -0600, Scott M. Dier wrote:

> Oohara Yuuma wrote:
> >  WARNING: If you use the "noninteractive" frontend or if you set the
> >  debconf priority value to "critical", you may get an unreasonable or
> >  even dangerous configuration.  It is NOT a bug of any package.  It is
> >  YOUR fault.
> However, something should be said about a default configuration under 
> noninteractive/critical shall not introduce security problems onto a 
> system. (and should be enforced with bugreports to developers who think 
> thats ok.)


Packages should provide sane, working defaults whenever possible.  When
sane, working defaults are not possible, sane, failsafe defaults should be
provided.  Packages should provide sane defaults, period.

 - mdz

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