There are various packaging and configuration systems such as deb or rpm intended mainly for Linux distributions. While these systems address the issue of installing a Linux distribution on a single computer well, they do not address issues related to maintaining networked computer pools and only provide simple mechanisms for the configuration of the packages. Furthermore updating packages often requires an update from the provider of the distribution and trying to update the package directly from its source can cause a multitude of problems from inconsistent installations to broken dependencies.

  • DeLiA Overview

    DeLia intends to address those problems as a universal packaging, configuration and administration system. Instead of setting exact requirements for the configuration of a system the intention is to provide a flexible approach to the configuration within a fixed, but general framework of options. However, at this stage it does not aim to replace the ...