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Re: SEUL: Distrib: Some thought

Johan Grape wrote:
> Basically, I feel redhat has taken care of a lot of this, and rpm
> is just getting better (debian also does dependencies really nicely).
> But your idea is basically sound, I just wonder whether we couldn't
> take a reverse approach - have a tool that *collects* all the config
> info.  A single file, and a solid tool that manipulates and updates
> sections and distributes the configuration into the right files.
> This way we could even add context sensitive help, and it would
> direct the user to the manipulated files for various parts of the
> system.  It would be an exceptional educational tool too.

Yes, I like that idea.  Have a "control panel" type thing that knows
about the various configuration files and how to update them.  And allow
the user easy options for backing them up and copying configurations to
other computers, things like that.

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