Re: replicating an installation baseline only (as if it had been a cummulative, virgin installation) ...
- Date: Tue, 14 May 2019 13:47:27 +0200
- From: Santiago Vila <sanvila@xxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: replicating an installation baseline only (as if it had been a cummulative, virgin installation) ...
On Tue, May 14, 2019 at 01:30:12PM +0200, Albretch Mueller wrote:
> As if I had installed Debian afresh.
My suggestion for this, since you are in "paranoid mode", is to do
exactly that, but without the "as if" part :-)
I install Debian by using debian-installer and installing only the
base system, then I do this:
apt-get --no-install-recommends $(cat shopping-list.txt)
where shopping-list.txt is the list of packages I really want to see installed.
You can create such a list with the help of "debfoster" package.
After this I use salt or ansible to configure stuff, but you could also
install packages using salt/ansible/puppet etc and avoid the first step.
Just an idea. Not sure if this is what you are looking for or not.