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Bug#168601: default {x|g|k|w}dm: why not "disable" as a choice

On Tue, Nov 12, 2002 at 04:52:46AM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 10, 2002 at 02:44:13PM -0800, Osamu Aoki wrote:
> > Request: refine install script for newbie
> > 
> > When display manager are installed, script rightfully asks which display
> > manager to install using install script.  Great feature but one more
> > twist shall make many newbie shut-up crying.  here is my suggestion:
> > 
> > In the dialogue to choose the desired default display manager, please
> > add a word "console" or "disabled" as an option.
> > 
> > The content of /etc/X11/default-display-manager can be "null" or
> > any bogus word like "disabled" if this option is chosen.
> I don't see why this is preferable to two other mechanisms that Debian
> uses for the disabling of daemons:
> 1) editing /etc/init.d/* scripts to exit 0 near the top

And you will provide a debconf question about this :))) ?

> 2) removing the package

Both of them are not satisfactory, but then i think various efforts to
solve the daemon problem are currently under work.


Sven Luther

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