- Puppet Chef and similar tools are for Admins to Enforce state, but this is too forceful for a distribution wanting to allow admins to override our settings.
- How do I know if a config file is modified by an end user?
- How do I know the config of Item YYYYYY for service XXXXXX?
- How do I preserve and query config file options while doing an rpm upgrade.
- How do I ask interactive questions during a package install without breaking non interactive installs?
- How can I share config "profiles" for new installs non interactively without a scripting tool like puppet?
- How do I decide if a config question is important or should be defaulted, when users want different levels of control?
- debian has an application called Debconf that has these functions. but other usecases and limitations exist.
- debconf does not allow me to store what modified a config file.
- debconf does not have the concept of clusters.
- debconf is mostly in ugly perl.
- debconf is not a good mix with rpm.
- Postinstall scripts can query settings for all dependency packages and its self.
- Questions can be asked interactively but if interactivity is not available questions will not answered and nothing will break.
- Questions can be given priority so low priority questions can be answered by default.
- Answers can trigger config events.
- I should like to get people of like mind together to design requirements and specifications to get this project ready to start coding. We might even start coding.
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