Our best foot forward

Onno Benschop onno at itmaze.com.au
Thu Nov 15 00:27:15 UTC 2007

On 15/11/07 09:07, Patrick wrote:
> Hi Onno and List
> I am not sure I have made my intentions clear. First of all, Ubuntu's 
> package management system is easier and less hazardous then a 
> windoze-one-click-installer program, my helper script idea was just to 
> focus on the configuration and if necessary, post installation 
> commands(i.e sudo /etc/init.d/vsftpd start).
> My helper script idea was not meant to eliminate wikis and online tutorials.
I think you may misunderstand the post installation scripts.

Currently most don't ask any questions, but they have the ability to do
that. In answering the questions prompted by the post install scripts,
you're walking through the tutorial that the developer (or packager :)
put together. There is a whole (mostly invisible) hierarchy of levels of
prompting built into the package system today.

So, my point still stands.

If you have a package that "doesn't work out of the box", that's a
likely candidate for a bug report.

Just in case my meaning isn't clear. I'm not disagreeing with your
assessment or commenting on your skill level. I'm attempting to point
your frustration at the mechanisms in place already to leverage your
input and benefit from them. Ultimately bug number 1 still needs to be


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