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Re: redesigning the debian installer

>>>>> "Torsten" == Torsten Landschoff <torsten@pclab.ifg.uni-kiel.de> writes:

    Torsten> [cfengine] 
    >> Isn't `debconf' supposed to take on some of that all?  With off-box
    >> config databases, pre-configuration, etc?

    Torsten> Forget it :( debconf is for creating the first config files and updating
    Torsten> them with upgrades if you did not change anything by hand. Most of the
    Torsten> time the debconf interface of a package does not allow what you want so
    Torsten> you change the config files. This is what we use cfengine for and this
    Torsten> is also what can't be done with debconf.

    >> `debconf's answer to `kickstart' again; set up one box, enter stuff
    >> for the differing info on the other ones, and set the thing off to
    >> install them all???  Will such a thing exist someday?

    Torsten> We are working on it.

 How do you see `debconf' in relation to `linuxconf' or `webmin'?

 What ever happened to `coas'?


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