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OpenBSDSystemExtract

Extract OpenBSD System Configuration

The target for this solution is to be able to extract the difference from a freshly installed OpenBSD system and the current state of working OpenBSD based appliance or server. Using this configuration package it should be easy to replicate the setup a new machine (possibly on a new version of OpenBSD).

The solution should try to determine system configuration through the following means.

The system use a fresh OpenBSD install to check changes against very similar to the sysmerge(8) utility.

This may be used as complement with other installation instructions for a OpenBSD based appliance or server.

The may also be an option to apply the changes interactively on a new system.

To make changes as relevant as possible the install process might be done in a virtual machine in the following steps.

  1. Install packages in the VM get default configuration files
  2. Diff between VM and running system to identify changes