The Python config module allows a hierarchical configuration scheme with support for mappings and sequences, cross-references between one part of the configuration and another, the ability to flexibly access real Python objects without full-blown eval(), an include facility, simple expression evaluation, and the ability to change, save, cascade, and merge configurations. It interfaces easily with environment variables and command line options. It has been developed on Python 2.3, but should work on version 2.2 or greater.
Instant Boot Server allows you to set up a Debian GNU/Linux chroot environment and install a TFTP boot server onto it. Three "boot methods" are provided, one for providing the clients with the Debian Installer, one for providing an NFS root, and one for testing/playing with custom-built kernels and initrd images. The boot server is started and stopped on demand. The main program (shell script) is extensible, and may be used to serve as a platform for adding other server types.
toast is a simple package manager for Unix. It automatically locates and downloads source code, determines how to compile it, installs each package in its own directory tree, and makes the resulting binaries available through an encap/GNU stow-like symlink tree. It also supports binary packages. It is often used to install and manage software in a non-root user's home directory.
Pexpect is a Python Expect-like module. It spawns child applications, controls them, and responds to expected patterns in their output. It can be used for automating interactive applications such as ssh, ftp, passwd, telnet, etc. It can be used to automate setup scripts for duplicating software package installations on different servers. It can be used for automated software testing. It should work on any platform that supports the standard Python pty module. Its interface was designed to be easy-to-use, so performing simple tasks is easy. It includes an ANSI/VT100 terminal screen scraping module.
TurnKey Drupal is an extremely easy way to get up and running with Drupal in just a couple of minutes. It's a pre-integrated turnkey server based on Ubuntu that is packaged as a Live CD image capable of supporting installations on both physical and virtual machines, including VMWare, Xen, VirtualBox, and KVM. It features a small footprint, automatic security updates, a rich Web administration interface, and an easy to use configuration and installation console. It includes a dozen popular Drupal extensions for convenience.