Three further ideas on sysadmin stuff.
- From: Miguel de Icaza <miguel helixcode com>
- To: gnome-list gnome org, gnome-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: Three further ideas on sysadmin stuff.
- Date: 27 Mar 2000 05:09:11 -0500
A few more ideas I had this morning:
1. We need to have each one of our modules support
--dump-state and --restore-state.
The state would hopefully be an XML representation of the
state managed by a given module. For example, the resolver
module would return something like this when invoked with
And should be able to restore the system state from this
This means that we can backup the system configuration into
a nice set of files and restore them (say after a system
upgrade) or if we want to replicate a machine
configuration, or if we just want to keep a historic record
of configuration changes in a machine.
Obviously --dump-state and --restore-state should be
runnable without any X intervention.
2. Webmin seems to be pretty complete when it comes to system
administration. Maybe we can use the core of the
functionality of Webmin to do the actual work, and just
write the GNOME user interface on top of it.
3. I forgot number 3 while typing (1) and (2).
4. I looked at Gecco some (gecco.sourceforge.net), some of the
code might be reusable, but it is very important that we
add support for invoking opertions trough CORBA (maybe we
only need --dump-state and --restore-state as CORBA
methods? maybe not).
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