Re: redesigning the debian installer
Randolph Chung wrote:
> a text-based debconf database is easily editable by a system administrator.
> otoh, a network based (ldap or whatnot) system will also allow automated
> installs over a lan/wan. Of course, size/complexity is a concern as well.
I think I'm confused -- what's to stop a text-based config database
from being used for automated installs? I can think of a few good
reasons to have non-textual databases having to do with searching and
indexing, but unless the config file is huge (> 100KB) I can't think
of any legitimate reason to use anything other than text.
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