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Re: ntp 4.2.0 in experimental

On Sun, Feb 15, 2004 at 05:17:35PM +0000, Mark Brown wrote:
> 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.

Except that in this case, the single question doubles the amount of
questions asked.

Wouter Verhelst
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