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Re: sysinst split project - The Configuration File

At Wed, 16 Dec 2009 15:12:07 +0000, David Holland 
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Subject: Re: sysinst split project - The Configuration File
> It seems to me that there are at least three different questions here.
> One is: whether canned answers to canned questions (like "which
> password cipher?" or "what IP address do I use?") should be expressed
> as static data or as script hooks.
> The second is: whether it should be possible to direct the overall
> progress of the install process using a user-supplied script, which
> e.g. plugs together components of sysinst and executes them.
> The third is: whether pieces of sysinst itself should be written as
> scripts, and if so, whether part of the available configuration
> process should involve editing those scripts.
> It also seems to me though that directing the overall progress of the
> install is useful and perhaps important, and that should be done in a
> script language. Striking the right balance between this and requiring
> the user to edit complex scripts that ought to be internal to sysinst
> will take some thought.

I think you've hit the nail truly on the head there!

                                                Greg A. Woods
                                                Planix, Inc.

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