[pkg-horde] package based preconfiguration

Ola Lundqvist opal at debian.org
Sun Jul 13 19:03:57 UTC 2008

Hi Carl

You can take a look on dpsyco as this does similar things as you want. That
is have configuration files specific for other packages. Remember that is
was quite a few years ago that I wrote that piece of software though.

Best regards,

// Ola

On Mon, Jun 23, 2008 at 03:14:57PM +0200, Carl Fürstenberg wrote:
> Hello hackers,
> I'm working for excito (excito.com) for the new version of bubba
> (BubbaTwo), and we have decided to use horde/dimp as base for webmail,
> but also including some of the other projects of horde.
> As the system is fully debian based, it would be useful to be able to
> use the horde package you make directly, but as the packages include
> unconfigured configuration files in /etc, it's impossible to create
> packages that utilizes the horde packages to create a functional setup
> directly without any manual post configuration. An other thing we are
> going to do is  to use IMP as login, and as it is at the moment, that
> would result in circular dependences.
> My idea to solve this issue, and to provide posibillity to apply
> packages to configure horde, is to split each package onto two parts,
> one containing the basic configuration, and one that only contains the
> static parts. For example would the horde3 package be splitted into
> horde3-base and horde3 (or hord3-config depending on what's best),
> where the horde3 package depends on horde3-base, and imp2-base depends
> only on horde3-base, so you could create an horde3-imp2 package that
> provides horde3 and imp3, and depends on hord3-base and imp2-base.
> Hope you understand my reasoning, but if it's any problem, please ask
> me for more brain power :)
> -- 
> /Carl Fürstenberg <azatoth at gmail.com>
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