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Re: Help!

On Tue, Sep 06, 2005 at 09:57:28AM -0400, Stephen R Laniel wrote:
> Two things:
> 1) It's been a while since I've installed Debian. Are new
> users added automatically to the sudoers file? If so, I'd
> recommend sudoing the apt-get command above, rather than
> doing it as root.
> 2) This new user's experience suggests that the Debian
> installer isn't very good for new users. I might suggest
> that users get a three-option prompt at their first screen:
> "I am a beginning user", "I am an intermediate user", or "I
> am an advanced user." Beginning users wouldn't have to type
> anything else, except their desired username and password.
> All other questions would get default answers.
> How close does the Sarge installer get to this?

Personally, I'd like to say that I learnt things the hard way, and use
only apt-get. Somehow, I have never been able to accustom myself to
use the package selection mechanism in the base-config, with the
curses based interface. I always *skip* that part, come to the command
line and install x-window-system et al.

Just my view...


Kumar Appaiah,
462, Jamuna Hostel,
Indian Institute of Technology Madras,
Chennai - 600 036

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