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Re: radiusd-freeradius history and future

On Thu, Nov 13, 2003 at 05:52:13PM +1100, Russell Coker wrote:

> On Thu, 13 Nov 2003 12:54, Steve Langasek <vorlon@netexpress.net> wrote:
> > > This is so ugly.
> >
> > Last I looked, there wasn't much in NIS that wasn't.  I think the amount
> > of pain we should put other users through on account of NIS is very
> > small (e.g., no longer asking about non-md5 passwords on install).
> Sounds reasonable.
> I guess we could make it all install for non-NIS systems by default and
> assume that anyone who knows how to get NIS properly installed can sort
> out the necessary changes.
> When comparing distributions they sometimes count the number of questions
> asked at installation, by such a comparison Debian does very badly.  While
> I don't think that we should be aiming for a dozen questions on an
> install, I think that we can productively remove some of the less common
> options.

I think a single "Will you be using NIS?" question would be justified; this
could provide defaults for md5 vs. crypt passwords and setuid-ness of
unix_chkpwd, and so those questions could be suppressed by default.

 - mdz

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