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Re: secure install

On Thu, Feb 15, 2001 at 09:50:29AM -0500, nrvale0 wrote:
> > apt-get install any other packages on an as-needed basis. After the
> > one machine is properly installed, you could clone the drive with tar,
> > drive image, ghost, etc.
> I usually make a Ghost image of a base install with just the absolute
> necessities. Then you can take your Ghost model machine and install
> the extra stuff that you need. Ghost the base image onto the rest of
> the machines and then do transfer the package database state from the
> model machine to the new ones using dpkg --get-selections and dpkg
> --set-selections. Seems to work very well overall.

Well, for the cloning we have been using the VA SystemImager over a bare, minimum install that we then build to our needs.
It's very nice:


For the packages you don't want installed you can do dummy packages to fill the gaps.

Jose AP Celestino
No small art is it to sleep: it is necessary for that purpose to keep
awake all day.		-- Nietzsche

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