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Re: support for installing unconfigured systems (VM images, Debian Live images, preinstalled mobile/tablet images)

On 11-07-26 at 12:03pm, Paul Wise wrote:
> One big problem with existing live images, VM images, "cloud" images 
> and images for mobile/tablet devices outside of Debian has been the 
> provision of OpenSSH private keys within the image file. Obviously 
> this is a huge fail.
> I was talking with Daniel Baumann about how Debian Live approaches 
> this problem and I think he said Debian Live has some scripts to 
> remove them after installation.
> We were thinking that it might be nice to add support to 
> openssh-server for installing the package, not generating the host 
> keys and then generating them on first boot. debconf pre-seeding could 
> be one way to do that, but it would be quite specific and a more 
> general solution might be desirable.
> So, I was wondering if anyone has any ideas on this topic?

Uhm, I did have an idea for this, but have forgotten it again now.

Cc'ing Hector who might recall our discussion on this exact issue a few 
weeks ago...

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