automatic documentation: feature spec for ubuntu server

James Dinkel jdinkel at
Fri Jun 6 16:46:21 UTC 2008

On Sat, May 17, 2008 at 3:56 PM, Koen Noens <koen.noens at> wrote:
> Hi there,
> System Administrators know they need to document their systems, but
> often don't. In large environments, there are professional tools to
> automate this, but these are usually overkill for home users or SOHO /
> Small Business environments.
> I was working at some sort of 'automatic system documentation' script
> for my own servers, and found it turned out quite well, so I thought
> maybe the ubuntu server team would be interested in having a look at it
> and maybe use it in Ubuntu Server.
> I've made a blueprint in Launchpad, with some pointers to rationale, use
> cases, design, and a working proof-of-concept script, a.o.
> I don't know if you'll get notified automatically, hence this e-mail to
> draw your attention to it.
> regards,
> Koen Noens

FYI: There is already a tool that pretty much does this exact thing in
RHEL called "sosreport".  A port of this to Ubuntu would be nice


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