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Re: Announcing FAI 1.0 (Fully automatic Installation)

On Tue, Dec 21, 1999 at 01:45:52PM -0500, Adam Di Carlo wrote:
> Thomas Lange <lange@informatik.Uni-Koeln.DE> writes:
> > We use the Debian
> > distribution and a collection of shell- and Perl-scripts for the
> > installation process. Changes to the configuration files of the
> > operating system are made by the tool cfengine.
> Why cfengine and not debconf?  It seems to me that debconf is a
> natural for solving these problems.  In fact, there's no reason why
> dbootstrap couldn't ultimately be replaced by a debconf script,
> leading to a single system for automated (with conf file, network db,
> whatever) or manual installation.
> In fact, right now I'm looking at debconf'ifying base configuration.

cfengine syncs the files across systems. It is actually the best and most
natuaral choice for this. Debconf's specs don't seem to call for this at

/  Ben Collins  --  ...on that fantastic voyage...  --  Debian GNU/Linux   \
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