January 24, 2012

Managing system package selections using custom meta packages

Over the last years, I have developed a variety of metapackages for managing the package selections of the systems I administrate. The meta packages are organized like this: jak-standard Standard packages for all systems jak-desktop Standard packages for all desktop systems (GNOME 3 if possible, otherwise GNOME 2) jak-printing Print support jak-devel Development packages jak-machine-<X> The meta package defining the computer X Each computer has a jak-machine-X package installed. ... Read more

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