Chris Beauchamp chris at
Tue Nov 8 02:06:51 CST 2005

Paul M Edwards wrote:
> On 11/7/05, George Farris <farrisg at> 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
>>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

While I see your point on these, how's about a "ISO Creator"
application, which will give you a CD with just what you need to install
(say) a web server, and ask the minimum of questions needed to get that
done. It would be done in a jigdo-esqe style, only downloading (or
reading from an existing CD) the packages needed for the type of install.


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