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Re: package for configuration - Some suggestions

You can make packages to do configuration, but there are tricky issues involved in making sure that the right thing happens when the packages you're configuring are upgraded.

At MIT, we wrote a system of CDBS modules that automates a lot of the work involved in making configuration packages. You can read about (and download) it from <http://debathena.mit.edu/config-packages>.

We use this system to configure hundreds of machines administered by different people running any Debian or Ubuntu release dating from sarge to the present to use various MIT services.

By the way, sarge security support ended a couple of months ago, so I'm not sure continuing to run sarge is a good idea.

	-Tim Abbott

On Tue, 13 May 2008, Anthony wrote:


I would like just to have some suggestions...

I have to change the authentification configuration of debian computers (lot of computers) at work...! In SARGE

the users will be authenticated on ldap so i need install some package : libpam-ldap, libnss-ldap, ldap-utils, nss-updatedb, libnss-db, libpam-ccreds. Il need change configuration : /etc/nsswitch.conf, /etc/ldap.conf, /etc/libnss-ldap.conf and pam-ldap.conf , pam.d/common*
Create a cron task : "nss-updatedb ldap"
Add some options in resolv.conf

I have thought about create a package with dependencies and postinstall script to change configuration!!!
I can't create configuration file and add them in the package, can I?

Is it a good think? Have you any suggestion?

Thank you


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