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Re: redesigning the debian installer

> 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.

nothing. what i meant to say is there's flexibility in that the sysadmin
can either edit a text file to put a "script" for the automated install
on the install source media (floppy or what not), or they can have a
"configuration database" on their network some place, so that coupled
with, f.i., a dhcp server, they have essentially a centralized install

Debian Developer <tausq@debian.org>

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