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Re: stop abusing debconf already

On Mon, 21 Apr 2003, Steve Greenland wrote:
> If you have a package that is asking only medium and lower priority
> debconf questions, then debconf should not be used at all.

I (apparently incorrectly) presumed that debconf was also intended to
allow for the eventual automation of replicated Debian installations.
As such, I had viewed management of medium and lower priority
configuration options through debconf as a good thing, provided of
course, that local admin modications remained intact.

Is there currently a better machanism of providing this functionality
than conffiles? [Or are admins who want automated installs stuck with
diffing packages whose configurations they wish to change?]

Don Armstrong

"People selling drug paraphernalia ... are as much a part of drug
trafficking as silencers are a part of criminal homicide."
 -- John Brown, DEA Chief


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