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After the install, I run an 'rsync' script to do the final synchronization of the machine (eg: /etc/profile, printers, plugin links). I will try to build this into my kickstart scripts, so that the machine is 'ready-to-go'
- problems: restores of machines previous ssh key; some hardware issues that I would like to automate (sound).
always read the release notes carefully for every release!
with major upgrades (eg: 7 -> 8) keep a list of needed packages/software to check if they are still there in the new release.
I have attached a sample rsync script and the rsync tree listing for an 8.0 machine on the web site. (Missing in it is a link for openoffice printing configuration that I haven't added yet..)
Much could be done to auto-configure some hardware by remembering the past install of the machine (/etc/modules.conf), and applying it to the newly installed machine.