So, in the never ending endeavor to make things as easy as possible for people to work with, I have a new mini project (actually two!).
majaxInstallerPlugin for symfony (only tested on 1.4.x)
MajaxInstaller for everyone else!
MajaxInstaller takes an XML configuration and prompts users interactive questions about the files you describe, to get easy configuration details.
The symfony plugin is just designed to be better integrated into symfony, accepting a yaml config file, and adding a majax:install task
There are no phpunit tests yet in the repository for MajaxInstaller, though I have one or two in majaxInstallerPlugin that actually test the base framework.
I look forward to hearing what people think!