[pkg-kolab] debconf for the kolab* packages

Johannes Graumann johannes_graumann at web.de
Mon Jan 22 21:44:13 CET 2007

Why would you ask a question about the nobody user? Generate a long random 
string and use that ...

As a potential user who has after MANY tries given in and switched to the 
kolab projects openpkg distribution in combination with debians 'nullmailer' 
package (which is used for sending this email), I would strongly advise to go 
more automated during setup - if you want to attract users that are not 
kolab-masters already


On Monday 22 January 2007 18:50, Steffen Joeris wrote:
> Hi mates
> Today I briefly discussed the use of debconf for the kolab* packages with
> Peter and regarding the fact that i relocate to melbourne and probably have
> some boring spare time during the flights I thought about starting a new
> branch which introduces debconf to the kolab* (not the kolab-cyrus-imapd as
> this package already has debconf stuff) packages. I personally would start
> with the kolabd and kolab-resource-handlers and add a question to get the
> password, base_dn, ldap_uri and stuff .
> First of all the question if we really want that. The big advantage I see
> is that it makes the configuration easier for our users. Of course I would
> only start to upload to experimental once the stuff is written and working.
> Another question is if we can reduce the questions, for instance the
> kolab-resource-handlers and the kolabd package need to know about the
> password for the nobody user, so the question would be if there is a way to
> ask the question once and get it for all the other kolab packages as well?
> I am not sure if parsing the kolab.conf file is a solution, I will leave it
> to other to comment on that.
> So what do you think, some feedback is appreciated :)
> Cheers
> Steffen

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