Checked in another tranche of Arusha code (blurb above), which brings a major goal much closer.
The goal is that all sysadmin ``added value'' about software installations (and, well, everything else, too :-) can be expressed in `packages' -- and that ``added value'' can be shared with other `teams' of sysadmins around the universe.
In particular, not only can a software install (e.g. tcp wrappers) be expressed as a package -- hardly a new idea -- but the configuration for said software can also be a package. Not only can fellow sysadmins elsewhere use the same software, but they can pick up on my install procedure and/or my local configuration by ``inheriting'' my relevant packages. (The Arusha Project brings a kind of object orientation to Unix sysadmin.)
Anyway, it's starting to work! See note above about project `uncles' (and `aunts') :-)