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Re: Little things make the initial install experience painful

On 20-Jun-02, 15:46 (CDT), "John H. Robinson, IV" <jhriv@ucsd.edu> wrote: 
> Steve Greenland set us up the following:
> > 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 :)

And you lose big because you can no longer use dpkg conffile handling,
making it very difficult to upgrade the configuration without fscking
over the user. Dpkg conffile handling is one of Debian's great
advantages over most of the other distributions out there - lets not
piss it away in a frenzy of pretty GUI interfaces.

If you want Windoze, you know where to find it.


Steve Greenland

    The irony is that Bill Gates claims to be making a stable operating
    system and Linus Torvalds claims to be trying to take over the
    world.       -- seen on the net

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