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Re: Little things make the initial install experience painful

Andreas Metzler wrote:
> Jérôme Marant <jerome.marant@fr.thalesgroup.com> wrote:
> > On Thu, Jun 20, 2002 at 09:21:05AM +0200, Andreas Metzler wrote:
> [...]
> >> BTW I am quite happy that exim is not
> >> debconfized yet, I've happily used eximconfig on RedHat systems.
> > It shouldn't make any problem having both a deconfized exim
> > installation and an eximconfig script around.
> > I don't understand what makes you think you cannot make
> > both available.
> Hello,
> It is no matter of whether it is a problem or not but whether the
> maintainer of the debian package is willing to do completely
> unnecessary work. eximconfig is provided by the debian-maintainer
> not by upstream, I think it is a safe bet that _if_ he wrote a
> debconf-interface he'd concentrate his efforts on it and stop
> updating/supporting eximconfig.

eximconfig could probably be rewritten as something like:

#!/bin/sh -e
dpkg-reconfigure exim -ftext

Which would probably look reasonably close to the current eximconfig,
but would of course be 100% useless on red hat systems.

see shy jo

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