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Re: Two suggestions for woody release

On Thu, Jan 31, 2002 at 02:48:08PM -0800, "Thomas Bushnell, BSG" <tb@becket.net> was heard to say:
> Steve Langasek <vorlon@netexpress.net> writes:
> > Since apt is not Debian-specific, it's reasonable to not want a
> > Debian-specific preferences file shipped by default.  Rather, the file 
> > should probably be provided by some other component of the Debian 
> > installer, IMHO.  I don't know which package this would be, however.
> I don't have any particular reason to say what package it should be
> in.  My complaint about the status quo is relevent, however, for as
> long as nobody thinks it belongs in *their* part of the system.
> The apt maintainer thinks it should not be in the apt package.
> If it is added only to the Debian installer, then people who upgrade
> (rather than reinstall) will probably never get it, and that's not
> adequate.

  Could it be added to base-config, I wonder?  Not everyone has it
installed, but that seems like it would be the least inappropriate

  By the way, you *do* know that changing this will suddenly cause
all Debian users to download about twice as much data when they run
"apt-get update"?


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