Customizing a linux distribuition using Python

Cliff Wells logiplex at
Wed Aug 13 00:41:07 CEST 2003

On Mon, 2003-08-11 at 06:52, Antoine Logean wrote:
> Hi,
> After having installed Linux (RedHat) on a PC I want to automate all the 
> post-installation tasks. A lot of shell and perl scripts exist to do 
> this. But I want to have something purelly object oriented where I can 
> define the differents tasks in an abstract manner. Is that something in 
> this direction in Python ? So any information concerning Linux (Unix) 
> system administration and Python would interest me.

Since you're on RedHat, take a look at some of their administration
scripts (many of which are in Python) for some inspiration.  Just doing
a 'find /usr/share -name "*.py"' should be enough to get you started. 
Note that not all of their Python scripts have a .py suffix.


Cliff Wells, Software Engineer
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