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Re: Planned packages for sarge

Thomas Lange <lange@informatik.uni-koeln.de> writes:
> Take a look at fai, the fully automatic installation for Debian
> http://www.informatik.uni-koeln.de/fai/. Very flexible for mass
> installations, but I also use it for single computers, because
> everything works automaticly.

Just so everyone can have a perspective other than the authors, I'll
second FAI as a great solution.  I've done more than I care to admit
with Solaris' jumpstart, and FAI has a similar feel.

In fact, that might be my only criticism---like jumpstart, FAI is
really more of a toolkit for doing auto-installs rather than a "tool",
and it happens to get shipped with a set of parts that represent the
way one installation is done.

On the other hand, when you need the flexibility, you can't beat it.
For instance, I really don't use half of FAI's capabilities (file
copies and such) because I just use it to bootstrap to a system that
is capable enough that I can then use cfengine to do all the rest of
the installation---much as I've done with jumpstart in the past.

BTW, thanks Thomas. :-)


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