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Re: Maintaining a lab full of Debian boxes

On 2 Nov 1998, Ben Gertzfield wrote:

> Has anyone solved this problem? What's the best way to keep a lab full
> of Debian boxes in synch with each other; say an initial dpkg
> --get-selections > selections; dpkg --set-selections < selections, but
> then if a security update comes out, do I have to run apt-get on every
> single machine?

Hmm, we solved this problem using Boot-PROMs in our Network cards to
download Debian Images which are unpacked to the local harddisk and then
patched (network etc.).
Search cuiwww.unige.ch for remote-boot, don't have the actual URI handy
right now...


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