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I need a way to customize my system automatically either at install time or right after.

Example (system just finished installing):

  • Install a custom list of packages (e.g. gimp, inkscape, certain plugins)
  • Uninstall others (e.g. evolution)
  • Set certain options (e.g. +ntp)
  • Replace standard config with custom config (e.g. /etc/sshd/*)

I'm talking about an automatic way to do that.

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I would advise you to make a shell script.

basically you will enter all the commands you would normally use to accomplish these tasks in a file. You copy this on the pc right after installation and execute it. there is lot's of good tutorials out there there are lots of bash tutorials out there but here are a few suggestions to get you started.


sudo apt-get remove evolution

sudo apt-get install gimp inkscape flashplugin-installer

cp myconfigfile /etc/sshd/

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