Re: Proposed handling of generated configuration files (Re: stop the "manage with debconf" madness)
>>>>> On Sun, 20 Apr 2003 12:22:31 -0400,
>>>>> Matt Zimmerman <firstname.lastname@example.org> said:
> On Sun, Apr 20, 2003 at 02:45:32AM -0500, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
>> Hmm. ucf does show the user the changes, and even offers to merge
>> maintainer changes into the current configuration file.
>> What functionality do you think ucf is missing?
> In my first message, I listed bullet points for goals, most of
> which ucf meets, and then outlined the problems with this model,
> and linked to previous threads discussing them in detail.
From my reading of that message, about the only thing that is
missing is using debconf to ask the questions. Have I missed
anything? (I must confess I only skimmed the first few layers of the
message tree you pointed to as references; from my memory of those
discussions, there was little new, and the consensus seemed to have
been reached for post-inst prompting).
Using debconf is on the TODO list for ucf, and perhaps a
rewrite of the current prototype in C for speed later down the line.
Smear the road with a runner!!
Manoj Srivastava <email@example.com> <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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