Re: stop abusing debconf already
On 19-Apr-03, 06:47 (CDT), Steve Kowalik <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> At 7:22 pm, Saturday, April 19 2003, Denis Barbier mumbled:
> > 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?
> Well, not all use of debconf is bad. For example, libnet-perl is a terrible
> misuse of debconf, *but* it can be remedied by dropping the priority of the
> questions from medium to low.
Huh? If all the questions it asks can be converted to priority low, then
that means there are reasonable defaults, and therefore IT SHOULDN'T BE
USING DEBCONF AT ALL.
How hard is this? What is so unclear about Policy on this topic?
The irony is that Bill Gates claims to be making a stable operating
system and Linus Torvalds claims to be trying to take over the
world. -- seen on the net