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Re: Little things make the initial install experience painful

Steve Greenland wrote:
Fourthly, if you can specify a reasonable default, don't ask at all.

I disagree, use the lowest debconf priority for these sorts of questions. Unattended installs are fine because people like me preload the debconf database before anything gets installed and then use the noninteractive frontend.

If you dont like debconf at all, use noninteractive. Or use dialog with the high setting. I like all the questions, especially if its to maintain some config file that a maintainer decided to make it a PITA to maintain outside of debconf or to make it eaiser between backage upgrades with differing config file formats.

Scott Dier <dieman@ringworld.org> http://www.ringworld.org/

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