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Re: Prepackaged configurations

On Sun, 23 May 2004, Carwyn Edwards wrote:

>Havoc Pennington wrote:
>In LCFG (http://www.lcfg.org/) you can do:
>> Some of the things that _might_ change across canned configurations:
>>  - the package set (the only thing we can change now, via 
>>    the Workstation or Server split in the comps file for example)
>>  - specific parts of a config file, e.g. enabling xdmcp in gdm
>>  - optimum partitioning scheme
>>  - kernel boot options

We do many of the same things with CFengine. The one thing I have found 
is that the syntax of CFengine really needs a good washing. It is 
somewhat inconsistant as the authors have added features and not fixed 
the parser any. 

Before I got blindsided by work, I was going to try manipulating CFegine 
a bit to try and work out those warts. Getting it more integrated into a 
packaging system and version control system were also on the list. I 
also see as you do with LCFG that it couldnt be dropped into 
Fedora/RH/Debian, but would need to be adapted or re-written to meet all 
the needs.

Stephen John Smoogen		smoogen lanl gov
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