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Re: Raw script of Valencia talk

On Tue, 4 May 2004, Sergio Talens-Oliag wrote:

>   Besides the debconf issue you can mention the current debian-edu way
>   of post configuring things after installation with cfengine, I don't
>   know which is the better way of doing the same thing, but the current
>   technique is working now and should be documented.
Yes, pre-seeding an cfengine were on my "In-mind-TODO-list" but now
went on the TODO file to not forget it (sometimes my mind fails ... ;-) )

>   * A tool to generate an apt-source with only the subset of the full
>     Debian Package list needed to install the CDD. This can be used for
>     Derived Distributions, for specialized mirrors, to build
>     installation CDs for one or various flavors of the CDD, etc.
Hmmm, what's the sense of a subset mirror???
I'd strongly vote against a separate mirror and for tools which work
on the official mirror to do whatever you want.

>   * A tool to build LiveCDs (this has been discussed in this list, I
>     want to listen to everybody here and start work on it).
Well, this is neither missing in the talk nor in the paper.  But my plan
was to make this issue shorter in the talk than it is in the script
currently because I would like to point to the paper and leave the rest
for further discussion.  But if it is high on top of your preferences I
keep it as is.

>   * A mechanism to be able to update data from the packages in Derived
>     distributions (i.e. we need a lot of translations not present in
>     Debian, if they are not ready for Sarge we can provide them from a
>     different source until the next stable release without recompiling
>     binaries and multiplatform security updates ... ;)
This topic has to be discussed in fact.  For the moment enforce people
to get the needed translations into Sarge. (I guess the non-free firmware /
docuentation issue will give us some time until release ;-) or
rather :-(( - but I do not spend my time in following these threads ...)

>   We'll talk about all this here and I'll post the conclusions next
>   week.

Looking foreward to see you


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