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Re: [Xen-users] Making system templates

  • From: Thomas Goirand <thomas@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 09 Jun 2009 09:37:13 +0800
  • Cc: xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Delivery-date: Mon, 08 Jun 2009 18:38:01 -0700
  • List-id: Xen user discussion <xen-users.lists.xensource.com>
  • Openpgp: id=98EF9A49

David Morris wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Thomas Goirand [mailto:thomas@xxxxxxxxxx] 
>> Sent: Monday, June 08, 2009 2:15 PM
>> Cc: xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> Subject: Re: [Xen-users] Making system templates
>> The best way ever is... to NOT use templates or images. 
>> Templates gets outdated, and soon have loads of package to 
>> upgrade. The best way (whenever possible, this is not always 
>> the case) is to use tools to pull and setup packages out of 
>> FTP repositories.
> That is not always true ... Templates provide stability in terms of the
> environment. It is often desireable to reproduce consistent
> configurations so as to avoid unexpected changes.

Oh, you are the first guy I met that is telling me that Debian evolves
too fast then! :)

I supposed by the way that you have noticed we support both types...


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