ServerInstallationProfles - Let's make it easier!!!
carsten at welcomes-you.com
Sun Oct 21 07:40:23 UTC 2007
Danson Michael Joseph wrote:
> Let's make ubuntu servers the best to run AND the easiest to use. When
> I put in my hardy server CD next year, let the base be installed, and
> when I choose ntp server, samba file server and mail server, let those
> modules of ebox be installed and configured. Thus my server installation
> will entail the non-graphical CD installation, but there-after, all my
> admin tasks can be done from ebox.
I cannot fully support this idea since there are many people who use a
server install via serial connections only, i.e. without any X
installed. Plus I would really not like to have X installed on a server
since this would open extra security holes and at least IMHO a server
should be much more secured than a standard desktop system.
> Some may say but then we prevent those who would like to run command
> line from doing so. No, we don't. Before the selection of services
> that can be installed, a simple yes/no question can be asked as to
> whether or not the user wants an ebox installation. However, we must
> consider ubuntu's broader users. Yes, 10% will want to run command
> line. The corporates, schools, NGOs and other's will want to be ables
> to click and go!
I guess this could be done simply by a meta package which might be part
of the standard "packages" to install (LAMP, NTP, ...)
> The other more important part to this is that it makes our commitment to
> the development of ebox and it's module more concrete. If we make it a
> primary goal of the server team, then ebox will soar to greater heights!
I've never used ebox, but it seems already to depend on a lot which I
would not willingly have running on a server which is dedicated to
certain tasks, e.g. postgresql or apache on a mail server.
So I guess I see the need but I don't know if ebox would be the way to go.
PS: Since I don't know ebox what are the possiblities to safe/backup the
settings or move the settings to other computers/clone systems?
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