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From "paul cannon (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Assigned] (CASSANDRA-2703) Configure via debconf when installing Debian package
Date Tue, 24 May 2011 22:19:47 GMT


paul cannon reassigned CASSANDRA-2703:

    Assignee: paul cannon

> Configure via debconf when installing Debian package
> ----------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: CASSANDRA-2703
>                 URL:
>             Project: Cassandra
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: Packaging
>         Environment: Debian/Ubuntu-based systems
>            Reporter: paul cannon
>            Assignee: paul cannon
>            Priority: Minor
> It would be most excellent if the cassandra Debian package could get some of its configuration
via debconf on install. For example, "Do you want to start a new Cassandra cluster or join
an existing one", "Enter the address(es) of seed(s) in the cluster you want to join", "On
which interface(s) should cassandra listen for Thrift (RPC) connections?", etc.
> Power users would preseed the answers to these questions in debconf before install, so
that installation could proceed without disturbance.
> To implement, I imagine we'd ship a script to generate a cassandra.yaml from a template
and the debconf answers.
> This would remove the need for the CASSANDRA-2356 extra step in the setup process, and
also make cassandra easier to administer and easier to try out.

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