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Minimal LCFG

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Description: The approach used with LCFG in Informatics is "heavyweight" prescriptive management where we aim to manage all aspects of a system. This is the recommended approach and it works well for us but is not so good for new users. There is a requirement for a more minimalist LCFG which can be used for educational purposes and also where sites want to implement LCFG gradually.

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  • A pair of meta-packages (lcfg-minimal-server, lcfg-minimal-client) which require the minimal set of LCFG packages and contain scripts which handle any install issues.
  • All LCFG components would fully describe their dependencies to ease installation.
  • A minimalist boot script.
  • Overcome the bootstrapping issues related to creating a self-managing LCFG client/server installation such that no manual effort is required to get into a basic working state.
  • Instructions/howtos on how to setup VMs (e.g. for vmware or virtualbox) for the purpose of using the minimal LCFG.
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Customer: This would be used by Informatics, IS and external groups to teach/learn the basics of LCFG.

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