On Thu, Aug 8, 2019 at 4:59 AM Andrei POPESCU wrote:

> 1. Delete the contents of /etc (all of it)
> 2. If a package doesn't find its "stuff" in /etc it regenerates it from
> defaults.

There is still way too much stuff that defaults to installing
important files in /etc (default config settings, init scripts etc).

It would be nice to have a way to tell all postinsts to not generate
system-specific files (like machine-id or SSH keys) but do generate
caches. Cleaning up after postinsts seems like a hack to me.

There are some notes on reproducible installs here, IIRC Tails and
Webconverger have achieved that for their live images:




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