[quote=“drjam, post: 18414, member: 16842”]Im prolly missing what you all mean by distro, but I am reading this as:
the FoG team pre-package a running fog install on Ubuntu 13.10 (or watever).[/quote]
If you read it as pre-packaging, then it is what I would call the right way. The contributers above wrote something from a distro like pfsense. A distro is not just packaged for a distro.
FOG should not make an asumption on what Linux- or *nix-System it will run, then there are many admins out there, that have this or another distro preference, some use Solaris or *BSDs. To release a distro for FOG also means, to have a dedicated machine for it, or you aren’t no more free to chose your beloved system.
Also it should be up to the admin to chose if in his scenario a dedicated machine does the job, or if it will run on an existing server, which does already other things. FOG is not a firewall, which should be on a dedicated machine. Also it should be up to the admin if he wants to have it in VM or not. With the suggestion of a distro or appliance you cut one or another of the ways to run FOG for an admin. This is in my opinion wrong.
[quote=“drjam, post: 18414, member: 16842”]
The words “wrong way” are probably not the most accurate choice, as there isnt a wrong or right way for anyone do anything in these areas. Id say the Fog Devs can do what they want, and if we like it, we will use it…one man’s “right” way is another man’s taboo.[/quote]
Basically yes, but as it would be stupid and thus wrong to let pfsense run as a service on your internal auth and file server it is stupid and superfluous to bloat FOG to an appliance. The temptation of an appliance is it’s easyness of installation. But imagine apt-get install fog… (or rpm, emerge or whatever). If FOG is well prepared for packaging, it is not a big deal no more to do it for the different distros.