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Re: lilo with debconf



On Sat, Apr 26, 2003 at 11:54:36AM -0500, Andrés Roldán wrote:

> I am maintaining LILO at the moment and there are several requests
> From the LILO users asking for using debconf on the package.

> I have made the package with debconf and I was about to upload it 
> but I talked with some friends and they told me to ask you all first 
> before make this upload. This is because this change could affect 
> the default Debian installation in some way.

This was attempted before, with disasterous results.  Before uploading
to stable, you should test the package thoroughly, upload a test package
to experimental, and actively solicit feedback from the developer
community.  It would be nice if lilo used debconf, but any brokenness in
the process is sure to bring a user backlash. :)

-- 
Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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