On 26/09/10 06:31, Justin B Rye wrote: > It seems to me the best thing to do with the information I need to > answer the next question is to arrange for it to be on my screen > while I'm making the decision... > > In fact since the note only lists two options while the select > template offers three I'm finding it hard to see how they fit > together. > Agreed! >> I think I agree about some junk pieces, but appeared to me to bring them >> contextualization. >> >> In that way, I try to make the user take a quick look at README.Debian, >> containing quick and painless information (not present in the current >> pkgs at archive), between other things, explaining different >> "communication methods", more than the template was mentioning. >> >> Basically (and unfortunately I've realised I've never mentioned on none >> of both templates), the reason to raise this information at templates is >> found on the fact that most recommended option requires from some user >> interactions on running some process and editing *other* configuration >> files than this package's (tor's configuration). >> >> I don't really would like to mention "control-port" as _an option_, I >> would rather stay at a "other methods" or something like that, because >> between other things, the older "no"-option included more than the >> "control-port" one (explained on the README.Debian file). >> > Does this mean that option one is in effect "leave vidalia/tor > communication unconfigured (see README for manual setup)"? > Yes, that's right, it leaves Vidalia unconfigured in the way that It will require from user interaction to be able to start. >> Hope this explanation give a more practical context to most of the >> questions, please tell me if you require me to interact with some of >> your other questions in this mail or if they're for other list member's >> to debate (I don't really know how this works, thanks for being merciful >> :-) ) >> > It's possible someone else on the list happens to know the answers, > but otherwise I'll keep guessing. > Thanks for the patience! :-) > Another try, explicitly merging the note with the select template. > I'm also trying to organise it so it still makes sense in > dpkg-reconfigure runs after the user has made the required changes. > > Template: vidalia/tor-daemon-interaction > Type: select > Choices-C: foo, bar, baz > __Choices: No restart, Automatic restart, On-demand restart > Default: foo > _Description: Tor restart scheme (for Vidalia): > Vidalia needs to communicate with the running Tor daemon so that it > can provide a graphical user interface for it. This requires either > the manual reconfiguration of Tor to allow a secure connection > (recommended) or a restart of Tor under Vidalia's control. > . > Please select a scheme: > * No restart: leave Tor running for now. Vidalia will not be > able to communicate with it until reconfigured - see > "/usr/share/doc/vidalia/README.Debian"; > * Automatic restart: stop Tor now and let Vidalia start it (now > and on reboots, so that Tor is always running); > * On-demand restart: stop Tor and simply let Vidalia start it > whenever you run Vidalia. > I really like it! This is a nice mix of both old templates! I'll try to change a little bit some words to avoid a possible misunderstanding: Template: vidalia/tor-daemon-interaction Type: select Choices-C: nothing, stop-once, stop-forever __Choices: No Configuration, Stop Tor once, Stop Tor forever Default: stop-forever _Description: Tor restart profile (for Vidalia): Vidalia needs to communicate with the running Tor daemon so that it can provide a graphical user interface for it. This requires either the manual reconfiguration of Tor to allow a secure authentication (recommended) or a restart of Tor under Vidalia's control. . Please select a profile: * No configuration: leave Tor running for now. Vidalia will not be able to communicate with it until manually reconfigured - see "/usr/share/doc/vidalia/README.Debian" for more details; . * Stop Tor once: stop Tor now so Vidalia can start it, just for this time, Tor will start by it's own on next reboot and manual configuration will be further required; . * Stop Tor forever: stop Tor and simply let Vidalia start it whenever you run Vidalia. I switched a few words to give more idea in the configuration options, but it's basically your suggestion rephrased. What do you think? :-D Cheers, Dererk -- BOFH excuse #120: we just switched to FDDI.
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