On Mon, May 02, 2005 at 02:23:28PM +0000, Moritz Lennert wrote: > Hello, > > We are planning on migrating a few machines from RedHat to Debian and were > wondering whether there exists some way of reusing the red hat configuration > files for the Debian configuration. In other words, can a new Debian install > take over the information in config files for samba, nfs, /etc/passwd, etc., in > order to avoid having to reconfigure everything manually ? > > Any pointers to relevant info or programmes are more than welcome. > > Thanks, > > Moritz Hi Moritz, the first thing is to find equivelant packages (rpm->deb) and do a base install. then install the equivelent packages. Debian does great work in setting default package config and settings. After that do a comparison of /etc on both (maybe just to see which are on both) and then edit the similar ones by hand (yuck). And then see what things are lost or move or have debian equivelants with different names. Debian has some debian-only files like /etc/network/interfaces and tries to follow the lsb and fsh when possible. This is more evident in sarge then woody and more will done in etch. try to start editing /etc for a few packages and run the system for a short time before adding more /etc changes. After some testing, you should be up in no time. If you run into any funny bussiness, ask the list. also, it would be invaluable to make a blog or notes or HOWTO as this will be done by other (hehehe) as soon as Sarge is out (coming to a theatre near you!) good luck and have fun! kev -- counter.li.org #238656 -- goto counter.li.org and be counted! `$' $' $ $ _ ,d$$$g$ ,d$$$b. $,d$$$b`$' g$$$$$b $,d$$b ,$P' `$ ,$P' `Y$ $$' `$ $ "' `$ $$' `$ $$ $ $$ggggg$ $ $ $ ,$P"" $ $ $ `$g. ,$$ `$$._ _. $ _,g$P $ `$b. ,$$ $ $ `Y$$P'$. `Y$$$$P $$$P"' ,$. `Y$$P'$ $. ,$.
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