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Re: Deficiencies in Debian

On Mon, Sep 13, 1999 at 03:22:12AM +0200, Martin Schulze wrote:
>  . Configuration Management
>    We have ben acknowledged that we need to reduce pre/postinst
>    interactions and some proposals have been made that are known as
>    "Configuration Management".  pre/postinst questions will interact
>    with a database that is able to contain preconfiguration so cluster
>    installations are easier.
>    We have to face the truth, doing a cluster installation, debian is
>    one of the most difficult distributions.  Maintaining a cluster,
>    though, it would benefit of Debian.

See http://kitenet.net/programs/sshcvs/?debconf for the CVS repository,
see http://www.debian.org/~joeyh/debconf/ for some pre-alpha .debs,
and mail... hmmm. I'm not sure. Possibly config-subscribe@kitenet.net
to subscribe to the discussion list.

This is the `debconf' project, which is based on Wichert's configuration
management script from ages ago. It has a variety of frontends:
traditional lind based, dialog based, gtk based and web based. It's even
basically functional (you can use it to configure packages).


Anthony Towns <aj@humbug.org.au> <http://azure.humbug.org.au/~aj/>
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 ``The thing is: trying to be too generic is EVIL. It's stupid, it 
        results in slower code, and it results in more bugs.''
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