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Re: Little things make the initial install experience painful

On Thu, Jun 20, 2002 at 12:36:29PM -0500, Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 20, 2002 at 12:04:46PM -0400, Joe Drew 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?). 
> > 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?
> Hopefully, lintian/linda throws a warning?

I don't believe lintian checks for this (yet). It does work out the
template type for other reasons, so it wouldn't be hard to add as long
as there are template types for which a Default: field is mandatory.

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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