Contributed by jose on from the automated-installs dept.
There was a very interesting post to misc that has information on scripting the initial installation part, although i've yet to look into this to see how well it works on OpenBSD 3.3-release.
One question in particular I wondered about is if there a faster method than running cvsup to go from from -release to -stable by recompiling everything which becomes a bottleneck in terms of speed when you need to setup/install a server quickly. Of course you could create a package for these changes in the system (source and binary changes), but I don't think that's such a good idea.
One method would be to remotely install the system, cvsup, recompile everything and then take a system image, possibly using "System Installation Suite" and then use that system image to install all other systems, which as far as I can tell, would be the quickest method. With so few OpenBSD security updates, that appears a pretty good system "in theory"." Anyone have any suggestions on this? PXE booting looks really useful, I need to learn how to do this.
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