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Re: Debconf or not debconf



On Wed, Jul 02, 2003 at 06:25:15PM +0100, Mark Brown wrote:
> Equally well, it's really nasty to break the user system and not warn
> them about it and there aren't many options for warning people.

> One of the things that Debian has been impressively good at is providing
> smooth upgrades that don't bite you with nasty surprises.  It would be
> unfortunate to see that change.

Somehow, you managed to miss the point entirely in your first line,
*even though* you restated it later.

You have assumed that it is ok to break the user system and warn
people about it.

It is not. Do not break the user system. Then no warnings are
necessary.

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