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

On Fri, Jan 10, 2003 at 09:01:54AM -0600, Steve Greenland <steveg@moregruel.net> was heard to say:
> Generating configuration files during the install doesn't allow this.
> Or, more accurately, it can still be done, but it puts a big burden
> on the maintainer to get it right, and most don't bother. Since the
> safest course is not to update the configuration file at all, that's
> what happens.

  If the configuration language is rich enough, it should be possible to
make the base configuration file a conffile which includes the
automatically-generated part.

  Other than that, I agree with your comments.  A way to centrally
configure packages would be nice, but Debconf Is Not It.  Maybe joeyh
should rename it to debask or debwizard or something, to knock the point
into people's heads.


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