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Re: clusters, infrastructures, and package tools

On Wed, Feb 09, 2000 at 10:29:57AM +1100, Drake Diedrich wrote:

>    debconf can (or will?) provide much of the automatic configuration
> required by a large installation, but it hasn't been around long enough yet
> to be mature and have widespread support in packages.  I believe it is

Apparently, Joey's been quite pleasantly surprised by the takeup rate.
ISTR a posting on -devel saying that more than half the packages that
have interactive postinsts were using it.  It's still only a single-node
system (the database is local to a given machine), but it makes
provisions for having a network distributed database - it's just that
the implementation hasn't got that far yet.

Right now, cfengine seems to be the main tool for distributed
configuration (apart from hacked up local scripts, of course).

> discussed on the debian-admin mailing list, in case you haven't already
> found it.

debian-admintool rather than debian-admin.

Mark Brown  mailto:broonie@tardis.ed.ac.uk   (Trying to avoid grumpiness)
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