Subject: Re: Package building questions...
To: Hubert Feyrer <email@example.com>
From: Mason Loring Bliss <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/20/1999 23:06:58
On Sun, Feb 21, 1999 at 01:46:31AM +0100, Hubert Feyrer wrote:
> > You can always make the build interactive and ask the question.
> Ewww, please not.
> Interactive builds are bad, because
> 1. They face the user with questions he may not be able or more likely
> does not want to deal with.
Hm. In the case of what I'm thinking about, I think it would be a good
thing to ensure that the user at least knows how to create accounts before
installing a package that is a potential gaping security hole if poorly
Of course, having the build stop because the required user doesn't exist
will stop bulk builds. I think I'd rather have this happen than have the
package blithely add a user, though.
Mason Loring Bliss (( "In the drowsy dark cave of the mind dreams
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