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

Todd Troxell ttroxell at debian.org
Wed Jul 26 02:43:42 UTC 2006

On Mon, Jul 10, 2006 at 01:32:46PM +0200, Thomas Huriaux wrote:
> Package: logcheck
> Severity: minor
> 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.
> 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.

I tend to agree with this somewhat.  The note is uncritical.  Anyway, the first
thing users seem to do after installing a new package is to check out
/usr/share/doc/<pkg>/Readme* -- as they should.

The logcheck/changes note should stick around for backporting reasons, as
maks mentioned.

Any other opinions?

Todd Troxell

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