[Debconf-devel] Bug#368532: debconf's debconf for priority level should be rephrased for newbies

Samuel Thibault samuel.thibault at ens-lyon.org
Mon May 22 20:34:00 UTC 2006

Package: debconf
Version: 1.5.1
Severity: normal


The way debconf's debconf about priority level is a bit mis-phrased:
asking a newbie to choose "critical" simply can't work :) . And with the
dialog frontend, at the moment when he has to choose this he can't see
the help message telling him that yes, he should really choose this for
avoiding a lot of questions.

A very newbie-friendly phrasing could be:

How many questions are you ready to answer?

- as few as possible
- not many
- usual ones
- all of them!


-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (900, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (500, 'stable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.16
Locale: LANG=fr_FR at euro, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR at euro (charmap=ISO-8859-15)

Versions of packages debconf depends on:
ii  debconf-i18n                  1.5.1      full internationalization support 
ii  perl-base                     5.8.8-4    The Pathologically Eclectic Rubbis

Versions of packages debconf recommends:
ii  apt-utils              APT utility programs

-- debconf information excluded

Samuel Thibault <samuel.thibault at ens-lyon.org>
<c> ya(ka|ma|to)* ca existe une fois sur 2 au japon, c'est facile ;-)
 -+- #ens-mim au japon -+-

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