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Re: Debconf or not debconf

On Tue, Jul 01, 2003 at 08:40:02PM -0500, Steve Langasek wrote:

> On Tue, Jul 01, 2003 at 05:12:22PM +0200, Julien LEMOINE wrote:
> > 	I received a bug report on stunnel package from an user [1] that complained
> > about the fact that I didn't warning about the new /etc/default/stunnel file
> > introduced in package (thereis a note in README.Debian and in changelog).
> > 	Since debconf is not really appreciated for this use, what is the best
> > solution ? Inform users with debconf or give them informations only in
> > changelog and README.Debian ?
> It does not belong in debconf.  Put it in the changelog -- users who
> want to know what's changing on their system should be looking there
> anyway, and tools such as apt-listchanges make it easier and ever to
> access changelog information.

This kind of thing would go in the hypothetical NEWS.Debian, but
unfortunately I haven't gotten around to implementing support for it in
apt-listchanges yet.

 - mdz

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