The "It's Just a Desktop Distro" Problem

Jack Johnson knapjack at
Wed Jan 5 16:34:29 CST 2005

On Wed, 5 Jan 2005 14:29:14 -0800, Jack Johnson <knapjack at> wrote:
> integration, and I'd love to see a small handful of instant-server
> selections done excellently.

Another way I could see this handled is at or post-installation have
two additional options for server admins, pick an authentication style
and pick some services.  If you pick, say, winbind and netatalk, it
automatically configures netatalk with PAM to use winbind for
authentication.  That way a knowledgeable admin could say, hey, I just
want LDAP with IMAP, or local with SMB, and the correct actions and
prompts would just make it happen.


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