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From: dams@...
Subject: Re: Gentoo Desktop - Proposal
Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2004 14:58:33 +0100
Tiemo Kieft <blubber@g.o> said:

> On Mon, 2004-03-22 at 14:31, dams@... wrote:
> > what about a special tool, that would be able to grab your system
> > configuration, build a profile of it, an dalso be able to apply a profile?
> > 
> > So that you can install gentoo, with gnome configured as you like it, then ask
> > this tool to generate you the profile of the system, so that you are enable to
> > share it, or reuse it on other systems?
> 
> A very interesting idea...
> 
> > The good point of this is that we don't limit the user choice and that we allow
> > very easy way to automate the customization (profile file distribution).
> > 
> > The bad news is that you need a tool to grab the system configuration properly.
> > But maybe it's as simple as diffing the changed files compared to the original
> > installed one, and file added?
> > 
> > what do you think?
> 
> As I said, I think it's a nice idea. But I'm not sure if this is even
> possible to implement. In how much detail do you wan't to clone the
> system? Just making aprofile to reinstall the same packages at some
> random other machine is quite easy, but taking _all_ settings with it
> could be a bit harder.

As I said on irc :

there is a very simple way to do it : install a vanilla gentoo, then customize
it. then launch the tool, which will archive any file that has changed + the
ebuild list

The profile will retain if the system uses X, fb, which
bootloader whith which theme, which windowmanager, which themes...

-- 
dams

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References:
Gentoo Desktop - Proposal
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Re: Gentoo Desktop - Proposal
-- James William Dumay
Re: Gentoo Desktop - Proposal
-- dams
Re: Gentoo Desktop - Proposal
-- Paul de Vrieze
Re: Gentoo Desktop - Proposal
-- dams
Re: Gentoo Desktop - Proposal
-- Tiemo Kieft
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