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Re: Bug#176506: Make debconf mandatory for prompting the user

On Thu, 16 Jan 2003, Andreas Metzler wrote:
> I'd agree with the good thing part but not with adding a RC-bug to
> every package not using debconf. At least I think that it should be ok
> if the package respects DEBIAN_FRONTEND=noninteractive. I am no DD,
> though.

It is, for the purposes of unattended installs, enough.  I *do* hate to be
prompted for information at package install, though, and I hate even more
when it is done by non-debconf methods that I cannot toss at a "don't ask me
again and use this default" database common to all my machines.

So, IMHO, packages should not be prompting the user _ever_ at maintainer
scripts, unless it is done through debconf.

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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