DragonFly kernel List (threaded) for 2003-09
Re: new sysinstall
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On Tue, 02 Sep 2003 03:28:54 +0000, Justin C. Sherrill wrote:
> Matthew Dillon <dillon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in
>> 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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