Re: debconf and cdebconf are coinstallable now
On Thu, Mar 02, 2006 at 11:59:02AM +0000, Martin Michlmayr wrote:
> * Colin Watson <firstname.lastname@example.org> [2006-03-02 05:08]:
> > Joey has been campaigning  for a while to get everything in the
> > archive changed to depend on debconf | debconf-2.0 or similar rather
> > than just debconf, in order that we can start rolling out cdebconf
> > as its replacement.
> It would be nice if you could tell _why_ you're interested in
> migrating to cdebconf. What does it have that debconf doesn't, or
> what other advantages does it have? Is it easier to maintain,
> smaller, ...?
* should generally be faster (relevant for upgrade times,
reconfiguring, live CDs, etc.)
* maintaining two debconf implementations is hard work, and we need
cdebconf for the installer anyway
* consistent UI between installer and installed system (though the
obvious visual disconnect here has been helped greatly by killing
That's what I can think of at the moment, anyway.
Colin Watson [email@example.com]