Re: Packaging Arbitrary Files
Russ Allbery <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> 5. Give up on using Debian packages to do this and instead use a separate
> configuration management system that doesn't do its work with packages
> (something like Puppet or Cfengine). This is the option that most
> people take and it scales a lot better, but it's definitely more work.
Well, it's less work than trying to fight against Debian's package
management to do something it tries hard to avoid :-)
In other words: Debian's packaging system has smarts in it to *avoid*
making local configuration changes. If your configuration management
needs are complex enough that you want to spend effort on automating it,
Puppet or Cfengine are the tools to investigate.
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