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Re: Announce (and question): Masquerading PPP server based on Debian

> Question: Would this system be useful to others?


> The main reason I don't just submit it as a package is that its `base
> system' is 68 MB, which seems excessive for the main debian servers, and
> it's not really a package, it's more like the boot floppies.

How about a package that contains the stuff you've written plus a tool that
sucks in the required packages and builds everything?  Seems like this
would be great to get on a bootable CD.

> Note also that the `webmin' tool isn't policy compliant:

It's a sysadmin tool, doing what the user tells it to do.  In that it is no
different than vi.

> ...it shamelessly mangles configuration files at user request, discarding
> any manual changes.

That policy is aimed at package scripts, not programs.
John Hasler
john@dhh.gt.org (John Hasler)
Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, WI

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