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Re: [SLUG] Another report from the trenches
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Another report from the trenches
- From: Sean Neakums <sneakums@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed Aug 1 19:59:01 2001
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>>>>> "JW" == Jeff Waugh <jdub@xxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
>> A question for debian experts : is it possible to take the
>> dselect database, have it tell you what changes _you_ made
>> (e.g. /etc/printcap) and bundle all up in a load and go for
>> other machines?
JW> This is a BIG missing feature with Debian's releases to
JW> date. I highly recommend FAI (Fully Automated Install) to
JW> solve this problem.
dpkg has a feature where you can dump out the current installed set of
packages with `dpkg --get-selections' and then load that data into
another machine with `dpkg --det-selections'. Then do `apt-get
dselect-upgrade' to apply the selections.
Another approach (which would be closer to a total solution) would be
to build a .deb that depends on all your required packages, and that
would then install your custom config files. I have zero skill in
building debs, though, so I'd be no help to you in this.
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