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Re: Bug#425050: initramfs-tools: Ask if we should update all initramfses

On 20-May-07, 04:08 (CDT), martin f krafft <madduck@debian.org> wrote: 
> also sprach Gabor Gombas <gombasg@sztaki.hu> [2007.05.19.1832 +0200]:
> > > Come on. `useless debconf proliferation'? The question has medium
> > > priority. I can also make it an configration option somewhere and use
> > > that, but it was just a convenient why to get info from a user.
> > 
> > I'd also say a debconf question is overkill. People who understand what
> > the option means can edit a config file by hand.
> They can set their debconf priority. It's not something to avoid,
> adding debconf questions.

Yes, it is. Every question you ask is something more to
confuse/distract/annoy a user. Debconf was *supposed* to be only for
things for which there is no reasonable default. This is not one of
those things. Certainly not at medium priority.

Additionally, debconf breaks dpkg conffile handling -- if a setting is
in debconf, the file can't be a conffile.


Steve Greenland
    The irony is that Bill Gates claims to be making a stable operating
    system and Linus Torvalds claims to be trying to take over the
    world.       -- seen on the net

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