[Foo2zjs-maintainer] Introducing debconf

Steffen Joeris steffen.joeris at skolelinux.de
Sat Aug 4 08:40:21 UTC 2007

On Sat, 4 Aug 2007 06:15:58 pm me at lucabedogni.it wrote:
> On Saturday 04 August 2007, Steffen Joeris wrote:
> > On Sat, 4 Aug 2007 07:53:54 am me at lucabedogni.it wrote:
> > > Hi mates
> > >     since I have some spare time, i decided to wrote a first revision
> > > of a debconf script for installing the firmware.
> > > It's based on debconf, and it's now present on the svn.
> > > It's a little bit raw i think, need more testing of course, and works
> > > only for Hp Lj 10xx (i don't have others printers to test it, but it
> > > won't work anyway :)).
> > >
> > > So, this is just and idea, if we want debconf, we can improve this
> > > scripts, and test it putting a new package in exprimental.
> > > If we don't want debconf, we can delete this files, but had to find
> > > another way to fix #419038.
> >
> > Although I like the idea of easing the installation process a lot, I
> > would still object against it. The firmware blurb is non-free and if we
> > want to got hat way, we would need to say so in the debconf question. I
> > am very much in favour of providing a working getweb script (or maybe an
> > own one) and explaining the use in a manpage and in the README.Debian
> > file. Sorry for that.
> > By the way, it would be nice to know, if the current foo2zjs in
> > experimental is working, because I would like to update the current
> > unstable version and get something working into testing.
> Ok, so we had 2 principal solutions:
> 1- Add the non-free notification to debconf (should we ship foo2zjs in
> contrib)
I do want to keep the package in main. :)

> 2- Write a barely-new getweb script, and mention it in README.Debian.
> 1- This is simple adding a template in debian/templates and call it from
> config, but according to policy, we had to ask _only_ important questions
> with debconf. This is not, because someone could install the firmware by
> hand.
> 2- This should be not really difficult, i think we can look at the
> makefile and add to the getweb script some things like install-hotplug and
> install, for automatizing the process.
> After that, my "vote" goes to 2.
I vote for 2 as well :)

Did you have a chance to test the current experimental package? Does it work?

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