Re: Debconf or not debconf
On Thursday, July 3, 2003, at 02:05 AM, Branden Robinson wrote:
On Wed, Jul 02, 2003 at 08:53:57PM -0400, Joe Drew wrote:
Joey Hess has mentioned, and I agree (see 199722), that debconf notes
should really be named (and should always be interpreted as) warnings.
Huh. I thought it was supposed to be even stricter than that; errors
[...] input validation errors.
IMO, when a debconf warning is shown, the administrator should need to
do something. Regardless of whether that "something" is dumping and
re-loading databases, reconfiguring a radically changed package, or
re-entering the PCI BusID in a valid format, the warning (or error)
informs the administrator that action is required on their part.
Anything else should be placed in NEWS.Debian.