Paul M Edwards
pauledwards at gmail.com
Mon Nov 7 17:25:14 CST 2005
On 11/7/05, George Farris <farrisg at cc.mala.bc.ca> wrote:
> On Mon, 2005-07-11 at 13:31 -0500, Matt Galvin wrote:
> > 1) Install Ubuntu Instant Web Server
> > 2) sudo apt-get install ubuntu-instant-databse-server (which would
> > install the additional packages and therefore create this multipurpose
> > server)
> Could this not be a part of the Ubuntu server iso. During installation
> one screen would have a list of services that the installer could check
> and the installation would proceed to install said software.
> [ ] Apache2 Web server
> [ ] Postgresql Database server
> [ ] Samba File and Print server
> and so on.
I really hope so... We don't need one-off ISOs for everything.
It is bad for several reasons:
- Thinning the brand
- User confusion
- Additional demand / load on mirrors (who may eventually refuse to
host our terabyte of ISOs)
- Can be accomplished with meta-packages
The Red Hat installer has allowed users to choose which feature sets
they want installed for a long time.
I'm actually not in favor of pre-configured services because one size
does not fit all in this realm and attempting to do so could introduce
I believe that the better way to accomplish simple server
installations is to have graphical configuration tools with Druids /
Wizards to quickly walk the admin through common configuration
Microsoft Windows 2000 and newer have a similar model in the
"Configure my server" app.
Paul M Edwards
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