ITP: replicator -- tool for fast/automatic Debian installation
I'm planning to package replicator. I'm also the primary developper of
At present it is just missing a postrm script before being ok for upload.
Replicator work in the "rsync everything then handle differences" way.
This very fast way of installing a Debian box. But I alwais need to
trackdown non-replicable files by myself and to modify replicator at
each debian release. Thus I beleive we should discuss here about what is
replicable, what must be regenerated on the newly installed machine (the
I think it can be a good idea to create a policy about this so that
non-replicable files are marked once and for all (ex in the control file).
I can see 3 layers of files in this framework:
low level: hardware description files : modules conf, fstab,
mid level: network config (hostname, ip)
high level: sysV config
I'd like to discuss with people here to achieve a good definition of all
these things in order to make a constructive proposition (if needed) for
At present replicator handle (read regenerate) only low and mid level
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url : http://sourceforge.net/projects/replicator
licence : GPL
Replicator is a set of scripts to automate the duplication of a model
computer running Debian/GNU Linux, with some provisions to take
into account differences in hardware (like HD size, video card) and
in software configuration (partitioning).
After the initial configuration, the scripts will create a bootdisk that
allow to (re)install completely a Debian box by just booting on the
floppy and answering a yes/no question.
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