Re: Porting Xconfigurator to Debian!
On Wednesday 04 December 2002 23:50, Michael Banck wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 04, 2002 at 06:42:43PM -0500, H. S. Teoh wrote:
> > > > Install discover, read-edid and mdetect before you install X, and
> > > > you're set.
> > >
> > > Now explain that to my mother! :p
> > [snip]
> > Maybe what we want is a meta-package that depends on discover, read_edid,
> > and mdetect.
> Maybe what we need are people who read package descriptions prior to
> Package: xserver-xfree86
> Suggests: discover, mdetect, read-edid
> If the discover, mdetect and read-edid packages are installed, the debconf
> scripts in this package will use them to attempt automatic configuration
> of the X server based on your information returned by your video card,
> mouse, and monitor.
Not only will most people only read the top level package description, i.e.
x-window-system, but if they are using apt-get the suggested pacakged are
not even offered as an option. Perhaps apt-get needs as option which says
either treat suggests as requires, or ask for confirmation on suggests.