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Re: ntp 4.2.0 in experimental

On Sun, Feb 15, 2004 at 04:06:31AM +0100, Matthias Urlichs wrote:
> Hi, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
> > It is possible to make the package configure itself at install time by
> > using pre-seeded debconf answers like the version currently in
> > unstable? 
> No, sorry. We decided to remove debconf entirely because there are
> basically two classes of people using ntp:
> - People who have their own NTP network. They need to do hand-edit
> /etc/ntp.conf to do some customization (subnet broadcast, secret
> keys, ACLs...) anyway.
> - People who don't. Most of them can happily use pool.ntp.org as their NTP
> server, which is the default we're shipping with => no debconf needed.
> If I had to guess, I'd say that there are other packages in debian-edu
> which don't use debconf ==> if you want skolelinux to use a customized
> ntp(date) conffile, you already know what to do.

So why not using low level for debconf entries? This could satisfy also
current users such as skolelinux people. 

Francesco P. Lovergine

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