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I'm a newbie in Linux so this could be a simple/stupid question. I apologize for that. There it goes:
I've a functional Slackware Linux machine running about 2 years. I want to generate a documentation about this machine, listing installed packages, configuration and anything important to rebuild the machine or to bring up a new one.
I've talked to the old "machine owner" - now with other tasks within a client of ours. he said this box serves as a workbench to tests, running, MySQL, PHP and firewall with IPTables.
Any idea, steps, script, utility?
(Remembering that i'm a beginner with Linux).
Thanks in advance, sorry about the poor english.
Taking the question a little bit further:
about the directories within /var, /usr (like the ones created by Apache), there's some advice or copy them all - besides a careful look at Apache's configuration?
Other thing, about folder and file permissions, how to list them?
Packages may be an exception, but generally you wouldn't want anything under /var, its mainly log files.
You would want config files. Largely under /etc as mentioned, but could be elsewhere depending on app.
Location: Northeastern Michigan, where Carhartt is a Designer Label
Distribution: Slackware 32- & 64-bit Stable
... and, if you really want detail, the files in /var/log/packages are text; a brief description followed by the name and installed location of every file in the packages; e.g.,
PACKAGE NAME: xterm-232-i486-1
COMPRESSED PACKAGE SIZE: 220 K
UNCOMPRESSED PACKAGE SIZE: 460 K
PACKAGE LOCATION: /var/log/mount/slackware/x/xterm-232-i486-1.tgz
xterm: xterm (terminal emulator for X)
xterm: The xterm program is a terminal emulator for the X Window System.
xterm: It provides DEC VT102/VT220 (VTxxx) and Tektronix 4014 compatible
xterm: terminals for programs that cannot use the window system directly.
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