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Re: vsftpd.conf

Sean Middleditch wrote:
On Sat, 2004-09-11 at 17:38 -0600, Stephen J Smoogen wrote:

Sean Middleditch wrote:

On Sun, 2004-09-12 at 00:18 +0100, Paul Trippett wrote:

Why not take a BSD approach and give them the option when installing the
package, say for example...

# rpm -i vsftp....rpm
Would you like to enable Anonymous logins? (y/n) [N] Would you like to enable Local user Logins? (y/n) [N]

Because RPMs are absolutely never ever supposed to ask questions.

- What if the RPM is being installed non-interactively?
- What if the RPM is being installed with a GUI tool?
- What if the user doesn't understand English?

And then you get into the general usability problems - are the question
phrased properly?  Is "Y/N" an appropriate prompt?  etc.

Each rpm could then drop a scriptlet into a directory that gui would then be able to run to set things up for it.


And then the system-setup program would display the questions, get the answers... and possibly be able to bring the system into at least a bare-bones configuration.

Reset to original configuration [Yes] [No] [Help]

Again, what if the configuration data isn't translated into the user's
language? They end up getting some vital system configuration question
they can't possibly answer? Why the heck does this *need* to be done at
install time? If you are going to make a configuration tool, let the
user run it them self after install.

Uhm.. this is what I am talking about with the 'system-setup program'. Maybe I was not too clear, but I think you are just looking for a fight. Not going to get one today sorry.

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