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Re: stop abusing debconf already

On Fri, Apr 18, 2003 at 07:14:19PM -0400, Joey Hess wrote:
> Enough already.
> Folks, if you don't stop abusing debconf with useless notes that belong
> in README.Debian and config file overwriting, I will stop maintaining
> it. 
> Stop slapping incorrect uses of debconf in everywhere. Feel free to run
> any package using debconf by me before you upload it, or take the time
> to understand yourself how things should work.

I do not understand exactly what is good and bad use of debconf.
For instance all questions asked by the debconf package have good default
values, so there is no reason to prompt user, a configuration file is
enough.  So what am I missing?


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