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Re: stop abusing debconf already

On Sat Apr 19, 11:18am -0500, Steve Greenland wrote:
> 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?

From debconf-devel(8): "low: Very trivial items that have defaults that
will work in the vast majority of cases; oinly control freaks see

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