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Re: debconf dilemma

On Mon, Sep 03, 2001 at 09:56:31PM -0500, Scott M. Dier wrote:
> But, neither was debconf purpoused to becoming documentation for users
> during configuration.  Telling users to reference something like
> README.Debian works in all situations except for those in the very
> earliest stages of system installation.

It is a problem whenever you install a package using apt, as apt
(if configured) will always use preconfiguring, regardless of what
information is/isn't in README.Debian.

Also when installing packages with apt, my aim is to get everything
configured as quickly as possible, so that vital services aren't shutdown.

I don't want to get into the situation that I can't configure a vital
package, because apt wants to configure a complicated package first, but
I don't know how to answer a difficult question, because I need to learn
how to use the package first, which requires reading the documentation
first, which has not even been installed yet.
Brian May <bam@debian.org>

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