Re: Bundling .debs
> I've never looked at fai, but I understand it's mainly a installation
> tool. How much does it deal with updates and keeping the computers up to
We never upgrade but reinstall. Following this convention you are sure
FAI server is up to date about current configuration. Thus everybody in
the team may perform a reinstall when required without being aware of
subsequent software installation/configuration.
Sure there is other solutions.
> > The main problem we had and that is not solved by the solution proposed
> > above is about packages which are not using debconf. Exim is an example.
> As discussed in the 'Make debconf mandatory' thread, this problem has
> been partly solved by Petter Reinholdtsen by modifying the packages. I
> really do hope that policy will be changed in that direction!
I didn't mention that in the previous mail but sometimes debconf is
not enough to configure correctly softwares for your needs. You need
to perform a post-configuration (and sometimes preconfiguration) in
addition to those provided by packages.