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Re: ntp 4.2.0 in experimental

On Sun, Feb 15, 2004 at 10:48:31AM -0600, Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 15, 2004 at 10:30:18AM +0100, Andreas Barth wrote:

> > What's again using debconf with two low-priority questions:
> > (1) Use debconf to configure this package [yes]

> The first of these questions is *always* *always* *always* a bug.  There
> is no reason to ask if debconf should be used, instead of just asking
> the questions about the config settings debconf will change, except when
> the debconf handling does not correctly preserve local modifications,
> and asking with debconf does not excuse this behavior.

The first question is often asked in order to allow users who don't want
to use the Debconf configuration to avoid having to sit through reams of
configuration which will only be ignored anyway.  That strikes me as
being useful.

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