Bug#377618: [Logcheck-devel] Bug#377618: logcheck: Please do not abuse debconf

maximilian attems maks at sternwelten.at
Thu Jul 20 08:51:59 UTC 2006

On Mon, 10 Jul 2006, Thomas Huriaux wrote:

> Hi,
> You are using two debconf notes which really look like a debconf abuse
> (from debconf-devel(7): "It should be used only for important notes that
> the user really should see, since debconf will go to great pains to make
> sure the user sees it").
> The first note (logcheck/install-note) should probably be moved to a
> README.Debian file or somewhere else in the documentation. Or you should
> really use debconf to configure these two options (report level and
> address) instead of displaying a note.

debconf notes are usually more effective than README's,
also the note is _only_ displayed at level medium so i fail to see the
abuse of the install-note.

> The second note (logcheck/changes) can probably be removed. It no longer
> concerns supported transitions in Debian: the version 1.2.39 is in
> sarge, and if I understand correctly, it is for transitions from a
> version < 1.2.3. However, this note should have been in a NEWS.Debian
> file.

it only shows up on upgrades and will be removed postetch.
currently we may wish to backport latest etch, so such upgrade
handling must stay.


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