Re: Can/should debconf notes still be used?
Don Armstrong <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Tue, 29 May 2007, Frank Küster wrote:
>> Don Armstrong <email@example.com> wrote:
>> > On Tue, 29 May 2007, Frank Küster wrote:
>> >> To me, the solution is to resurrect these conffiles without
>> >> prompting, because prompting doesn't make sense if the only working
>> >> answer is "yes".
>> > Can you test to see if the system is working without the conffiles?
>> There are about 8 RC bug reports which show quite clearly that it
>> doesn't. There's no sense in testing that in the maintainer script. If
>> a local admin hacked the system so much that it keeps on working without
>> them, I frankly don't care - it's no longer a Debian TeX Live system.
> My point was that in such a system you'd likely end up breaking it by
> reinstalling the conffiles;
No, the trick would be to hack formats or executables to simply ignore
those files - reinstalling them won't have any effect.
> if such a test is relatively easy, then
> it'd be worth it. If not, then a NEWS.Debian entry on how to return to
> the previous configuration is probably good enough for such an admin.
We'll do that; the test would be quite hard, because there are tons of
possibilities to misconfigure your system such that the error looks
quite similar to a missing file.
Dr. Frank Küster
Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer (teTeX/TeXLive)