Re: Little things make the initial install experience painful
Steve Greenland set us up the following:
> On 20-Jun-02, 11:04 (CDT), Joe Drew <email@example.com> wrote:
> > 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?).
> And if every single questions *does* have a reasonable default, you
> shouldn't be using debconf at all -- just ship the default config file.
i'd say no, go ahead and use debconf.
make it all of priority low. this is great, because then you get to
dpkg-reconfigure the package :)
you can also use the non-interactive front end, and something like FAI
to farm out your lab of systems. use of debconf is good, but abuse of
debconf is very bad.
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