Re: YADW (Yeat another dpkg wishlist)
>>"Guy" == Guy Maor <email@example.com> writes:
Guy> Dale Scheetz <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> I was wishing for Diety to take all the configuration information
>> up-front -)
Guy> All at the beginning or all the end is ok. Scattered throughout
Guy> the installation is not. Package configuration isn't yet a part
Guy> of the Deity design spec, right? I ask because it's something
Guy> that would require cooperation from dpkg.
It is not in the design spec, partly because I am not
convinced that Deity is the right place to handle this. I think that
this should really be done in dpkg, since Deity is just a user
interface, and can be bypassed, so dpkg should really be doing this.
I am also partly convinced that package ordering too should be
dpkg's domain, but this is critical to a well ordered installation,
and dpkg has been slow to change, and I *like* the dependency
ordering part, so I am not opposed to potetially duplicating effort
and ordering packages in Deity.
Deity's mandate has been to re-engineer dselect, not to fix
dpkg; and configuration of packages should be left to dpkg.
"Unlike most net.puritans, however, I feel that what OTHER consenting
computers do in the privacy of their own phone connections is their
own business." John Woods, email@example.com
Manoj Srivastava <url:mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
Mobile, Alabama USA <url:http://www.datasync.com/%7Esrivasta/>