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Re: stop abusing debconf already

On 19-Apr-03, 06:47 (CDT), Steve Kowalik <stevenk@debian.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

How hard is this?  What is so unclear about Policy on this topic?


Steve Greenland
    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

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