Re: new debian user questions
>>"Daniel" == Daniel Martin <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Daniel> So... Does diety attempt to integrate the configuration tools
Daniel> that do come with some of the Debian packages? And what about
Daniel> the question earlier of having the configuration menus that
Daniel> appear during initial setup available without booting from the
Daniel> install CD/floppy?
Well, if there were a standard interface, Deity might try;
but, as it stands, most packages arrange to invoke the configuration
utility/script out of the postconfig script anyway; so the config
script is run by dpkg with no assistace from Deity.
Remember, even when Deity is deployed, dpkg shall remain the
underlying mechanism; and it will alsways be legal to bypass Deity
and use raw dpkg to install packages. We can't, then, do things in a
fashion that the configs only work when the installation is run by
Any enhancements to configuring packages, thus, has to be
implemented by dpkg. Does this make sense?
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