Default variable details

Some of debops.preseed default variables have more extensive configuration than simple strings or lists, here you can find documentation and examples for them.


This is a list of Preseed configuration files offered by the webserver to the clients.

To make custom changes easier, preseed configuration file as well as the post-install script have default stored in the templates themselves, a subset of the available default variables is exposed in the defaults/main.yml file, however more esoteric variables were left out to keep the list of variables short.

You can also configure the Preseed files using dict keys and values, the variable naming scheme is:

preseed__debian_<key> - item.<key>

Some more important keys:

Name of the Preseed configuration, should be limited to alphanumeric characters and a hyphen (-) character. Will be used in the DNS do export the configuration to the clients
Specify the set of Preseed templates to use for this configuration. Determines among other things the distribution which will be configured
Specify the distribution release to configure. By default the current host release is used if none is specified


Example Preseed configuration with custom mirror and list of additional packages to install:


  - name: 'debian-mail'
    release: 'wheezy'
    mirror_hostname: ''
    packages: [ 'postfix', 'dovecot-imapd', 'mutt' ]