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Re: (forw) Debconf abuse by several packages

On 20-Jan-04, 15:11 (CST), Christian Perrier <bubulle@debian.org> wrote: 
> The problem is elsewhere: ALL DD, please go to the end of the report and
> look at the number of screens users are shown. Twenty-Seven screens, several
> of these belonging to obscure packages Joe User is even not aware of.

Thanks for doing this, Christian. I've only got one additional comment:

> Avoid using high priority questions for anything that has a reasonable
> default.

If *all* of your package's debconf questions have a reasonable default,
then don't ask them at *any* priority. Use a conffile. Part of your
job as a Debian maintainer is to make choices for the user. They can
override them if they choose to, and by using a conffile, it becomes
easier to keep up with upstream changes.


Steve Greenland
    The irony is that Bill Gates claims to be making a stable operating
    system and Linus Torvalds claims to be trying to take over the
    world.       -- seen on the net

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