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Re: Bug#238948: Display README.Debian for new installs?

On Fri, Mar 19, 2004 at 01:12:09PM -0800, Brian Nelson wrote:

> It would.  However, I think it should only be displayed when installing
> a new package and ignored on upgrades (anything that should be displayed
> on upgrade show be in NEWS.Debian).

As do I (hence the Subject).  apt-listchanges already recognizes this case,
and prints a message if verbose mode is enabled.

> Also, I think it would be best to be displayed after the package has been
> fully installed.  Often the README.Debian contains information about
> setting up the package, and it would be much more useful if the user could
> use that information immediately.

The user can always refer to the installed copy later, of course.  I think
it's more important for them to know what information is there than to
digest it immediately (if README.Debian were more structured, I wouldn't
mind presenting an outline to the user).

 - mdz

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