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Re: how to tell people to dpkg-reconfigure exim4-_CONFIG_?

Don Armstrong <don@debian.org> wrote:

> On Tue, 10 Oct 2006, Reinhard Tartler wrote:
>> Cons: Untranslated message
>> Pros: less annoying by not interrupting installs and upgrades, easy to
>>       implement
> Cons: Can't be easily seen in non-console frontends, dissapears off of
> the screen rapidly, etc.
> Using echo to inform the user of things is really not ideal.
> README.Debian, NEWS.Debian, and low priority debconf notes when
> appropriate are much, much better.

In that case, where the problem is that people do *not* read these
files, and "dpkg-reconfigure exim4" exits silently without doing
anything, it seems to be ideal.

Regards, Frank

Dr. Frank Küster
Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer (teTeX/TeXLive)

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