Re: Debconf or not debconf : Conclusion
On Sat, Jul 05, 2003 at 05:05:01PM +1000, Anthony Towns wrote:
> The point of decoupling installation and configuration is to let the admin
> choose which of these scenarios happen, instead of the distribution or
> the maintainer. The first is appropriate if you're doing installs of many
> systems (work out how you want it to look, then slam it onto all of them
> automatically), the second if you're doing an upgrade from aptitude, and
> the third if you've blatted a standard install from a magazine cover-CD
> and need to do some final configuration.
Yet another reasons for wanting to decouple installation and
configuration is if some hardware company (such as VA^H^H Emperor
Linux) wishes to ship Debian pre-installed on the system. In that
case, installation happens at the factory, and not when the user
receives it in his/her hot little hands.