Re: Little things make the initial install experience painful
On Wed, 2002-06-19 at 23:51, Joey Hess wrote:
> > * gnuplot mumbles about ordinary users, security hazards, setuid root,
> > and SVGA console graphics. If I had to explain what this meant to my
> > brother, an incoming freshman who is excited about running Linux, it
> > would take at least 15 minutes and involve history lessons. For the
> > purposes of this install gnuplot should assume a reasonable default.
This is a general problem, which I am afraid affects even my packages.
Every single question should have a default unless there is no
reasonable default and it will break things if it is not set up. As the
default configuration for debconf to show is high (right?).
What happens if there is no Default: field in the template, there is a
medium level question posed, and the user has high level only selected?
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