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Re: Bug#195481: fragmented location info: hassle for users especially mobile ones

On Sat, 31 May 2003 02:16:50 +0100, Colin Watson <cjwatson@debian.org> said: 

> On Fri, May 30, 2003 at 03:56:13PM -0700, David Nusinow wrote:
>> A few people were discussing the need for sharing of debconf
>> templates on #debian-devel on freenode the other day/night. The
>> example that came up at the time was for newsreaders, and how 10
>> different newsreaders shouldn't all ask the same quesions (what is
>> your news server, etc.).

> Uh, I'm not sure this is a good example. Hasn't shared/news/server
> existed for years? Both the newsreaders I maintain use it and have
> done so since at least May 2000 and December 2001 respectively. That
> template name was already well-established then.

	The actual example on IRC was for /etc/news/organization.

	I have not found a shared template for that; I have a hard
 time finding any auhtoritative sources that could tell me that the
 template does not exist -- or if it does..

> I agree that better use of the shared namespace would be an
> improvement: I'd suggest /etc/mailname management as an example of
> something that's ad-hoc at the moment. debconf-doc seems like the
> correct package in which to put a registry.


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