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Re: new sysinstall

From: Jeremy Messenger <mezz7@xxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 02 Sep 2003 01:11:25 -0500

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On Tue, 02 Sep 2003 03:28:54 +0000, Justin C. Sherrill wrote:

> Matthew Dillon <dillon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in
> news:200309020145.h821jIjk003543@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx: 
>>     There are some fairly obvious ways we can integrate with RCNG,
>>     e.g. simply by maintaining our own /etc/config/rc.conf file and
>>     perhaps adding some # md5's in comments to detect manual changes
>>     (I hate it when as a sysop I make a change to a file then run a
>>     configurator which rips out and reverts my changes, don't you?).
>>     But what about things like /etc/resolv.conf?  /etc/group,
>>     /etc/master.passwd, etc?  I can kinda see emplacing #md5 checksums
>>     in comments for the sections modified by the configurator to
>>     detect manual changes, but the real question is how the
>>     configurator should track the myrid pieces of information
>>     installed in these files by disparate applications.
> If my two assumptions are correct:
> 1: Other applications will add data to these files, and 
> 2: We don't want to mangle changes not made through the 'configurator'
> The configurator would present the choices based on what it sees within
> whatever file it happens to edit.  Why would we need to track changes to
> file values separately? 
> Of course, I've not looked at RCNG, so I could be missing a very
> important point.  I don't have a FreeBSD 5.x or DragonFly BSD system
> handy right now - is there someplace I can go to read up on RCNG, so my
> opinion becomes more educated?

Here are three links following:


I am glad that DragonFly is using it. :-)


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