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Re: (forw) Debconf abuse by several packages

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On 2004-01-20 22:44, Steve Greenland wrote:
> 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.

Please do ask them (at low priority), that makes it a _lot_ easier for CDD's
to create a custom initial setup geared for a particular group of users
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