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Re: Default menu entries are deprecated, 2nd call.

On Sun, Feb 02, 2003 at 05:02:12PM -0500, Matt Zimmerman wrote:

> I guess that I question the utility of the Shells subsection, then. :-)
> Someone who is interested in trying out different shells would certainly be
> comfortable typing them at the command line rather than selecting from a
> menu.

Heh. If they're not comfortable with that, we probably shouldn't be
introducing them to the fact that there *are* multiple shells to choose
from (they'd probably start using something really silly cos they liked
the name, or...)

> > See /usr/share/menu/default/gpm -- the menu entry calls gpmconfig, which
> > is (vaguely) useful.
> Vaguely, indeed...console jockeys probably prefer to run this from the
> command line as well.

We shouldn't be giving things menu entries "because we can", we should be
giving things menu entries because doing so makes the system as a whole more
usable. Too many inappropriate menu entries will do the opposite...

> Though, now that I think about it, hello is meant to serve as a packaging
> example, and so this might be useful in that context.  I retract my comment
> above; I think that a menu entry should be added to the hello package.


> > > > lilo
> > > 
> > > Likewise.
> > 
> > Like gpm, this one calls liloconfig.
> mumble mumble...

Since non-root users should in general not be using liloconfig, and root
by default can't log in via gdm, xdm etc. (that was a default and not just
me, wasn't it? ;) ), what exactly is the point of this?


Nick Phillips -- nwp@lemon-computing.com
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