[Debconf-devel] Bug#383607: Set default priority to "low"

Christian Perrier bubulle at debian.org
Mon Aug 21 18:10:04 UTC 2006

tags 383607 wontfix

Quoting Michelle Konzack (linux4michelle at freenet.de):
> Package: debconf
> Version:
> Severity: wishlist
> Hello Developers and Maintainer,
> I am tired of explaining NEW $USER what is configurable on a Debian
> system.  If I help NEW $USER to install a Debian system, I set the
> debconf priority by default to "low" which show the $USER all possibel
> config options.

Well, if you read the debconf devel man pages, you'll see that
maintainers are encouraged to use the low and medium priorities *to
minimize questions that have sane defaults*. A Debian system with low
priority for debconf asks TONS of questions so I (and certainly also
Joey and other debconf maintainers...as well as 99% of the Debian
developers) will object this suggestion.

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