migrating from RedHat to Debian without losing configuration

From: Moritz Lennert (mlennert_at_club.worldonline.be)
Date: 05/02/05

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    To: debian-user@lists.debian.org
    Date: Mon, 2 May 2005 14:23:28 +0000 (UTC)


    We are planning on migrating a few machines from RedHat to Debian and were
    wondering whether there exists some way of reusing the red hat configuration
    files for the Debian configuration. In other words, can a new Debian install
    take over the information in config files for samba, nfs, /etc/passwd, etc., in
    order to avoid having to reconfigure everything manually ?

    Any pointers to relevant info or programmes are more than welcome.



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