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Re: Bug#175647: ITP: configure-debian -- Central configuration program for packages using debconf

On Tue, Jan 07, 2003 at 10:45:19AM -0500, Colin Walters wrote:
> On Tue, 2003-01-07 at 03:39, David Nusinow wrote:
> > configure-debian is a simple package that acts as a frontend for
> > configuring other packages. This is not a complete system
> > configuration solution, but rather, a simple way to configure
> > programs that are packaged using the debconf system. 
> This might mislead people into thinking that Debconf is a general
> purpose system configuration tool.  It is not; it is just effectively an
> install-time wizard.  I would prefer it if this description read:
> This package will allow you to rerun the first-time installation wizard
> for some packages.  Currently, any package which uses Debconf may be
> reconfigured in this way.  This package will use the same interface that
> Debconf is currently configured to use.

Thanks for the reply Colin, and also thanks again to Juinichi for the
feedback. I really struggled with the description, and knew it was
subpar, and I really appreciate the help in revising it. Here's the new

 configure-debian is a program allowing you to reconfigure installed
 Debian packages that use the debconf system. Debconf provides
 first-time installation wizards that are seen when a package is
 installed. configure-debian displays the different subsections
 available, such as x11 or base, and will then allow you to pick a
 package that uses debconf from that section to reconfigure. Because
 configure-debian uses debconf itself, it will use the same interface
 that debconf is configured to use.
I'm also going to update the homepage with a couple of screenshots and
the TODO list, so people know what the program is and what I've got
planned for it. Any more feedback on the description or anything else
is both welcome, encouraged, and appreciated.

 - David

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