Re: Little things make the initial install experience painful
Steve Langasek wrote:
> Yes, I thought it might be an aid to developers, if the version of
> debconf in testing/unstable displayed this information. Even if just a
> few of the most commonly used UIs supported it, I'm sure we'd start to
> see the benefits.
I'll try to cobble something together. If someone who is familiar with
the gnome ui would like to find a set of 4 small icons, that somehow
indicate the priorities low, medium, high, and critical I'd appreciate
> Another thing that I feel is missing is a set of clear guidelines
> describing how each of the debconf priorities should be used. I have my
> own ideas about this, which may or may not agree with the ideas of the
> debconf author and certainly don't agree with current practices within
> Debian. If such a set of guidelines does exist, clearly I'm unaware of
> their existence -- which means, IMHO, that they haven't been announced
> as prominently as they should be.
Well, there is the documented guidelines, from debconf-devel(8):
The priority field tells debconf how important it
is that this question be shown to the user. The
priority values are:
low Very trivial items that have defaults that
will work in the vast majority of cases;
only control freaks see these.
medium Normal items that have reasonable defaults.
high Items that don't have a reasonable default.
Items that will probably break the system
without user intervention.
see shy jo
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