automating custom package installation
To the devel boys....will deity make this task any easier?
After doing a full install of all the default packages and compiling a
new custom kernel....(you're going to lose kernel module support if you
do this so you need to set up your custom kernel beforehand):
+ on "ALL PACKAGES"
let it do it's thing and answer a few questions using a standard 1.3.1
when thru upload the list of packages needed to build the firewall on to
the system by ftp or floppy, "pkgs_build", (previously prepared).
pkgs_build in this format:
then run dpkg --get-selections | grep - -v -f pkgs_build |
sed 's/install/purge/' | dpkg - --set-selections;
dpkg --purge --pending
This seems to work....pretty much.....of course it would probably be
better to find a way to avoid installing the extra packages in the first
It did fail to remove:
smail...says MTA was not installed (I didn't fool with configuring it on
NOTE: I did it this way instead of preparing a custom distribution as I
figured it would be more useful to the folks that have access to
instructions/script and standard CDROM.....but don't have easy access to a
fancy pre-made custom debian firewall distribution kit.
Love to have some comments......ie how do I use the "force" option with
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