Debconf web frontend
we'd like to use a web interface to reconfigure certain packages
remotely, and I was thinking since I'm already using Debian that the
Debian web frontend would be worth looking at.
I'd basically like to create a couple of administration pages showing
the status of the box, and allowing the reconfiguration of certain packages.
Now, as far as i can tell the current "web" frontend has a couple of
limitations. I was wondering how hard it would be to make something
decent out of it. Is someone already working on this?
If no-one is, can someone atleast give me some caveats/pointers how to
tackle this problem? My knowledge of Perl is very limited at the moment,
but I don't mind picking up a book for this.
Another unrelated question: we also need to be able to backup the
configuration files easily (just backup etc, basically). Now I thought I
didn't have to backup the debconf db in /var, is this still true?