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Fri, 22 Sep 2000 01:47:32 -0600 (MDT)
On Fri, 22 Sep 2000, Patrice GUERLAIS wrote:
> If I well understand what you mean, you want some sort of an "heritage" :
> your "master" section defines defaults, whereas your
> "local" section defines overloads. Am I right ?
> If I'm right, here are the conclusions I drawn for my own purposes
> (partially as the result from a previous thread with Mark Lindsey
> and Andrew Mayhew, thanks to them) :
> - store in a directory (or a dir tree) the default files
> - store in another directory (or dir tree) the "client" specific files
> - write a cf conf file with something like :
This is not what I want. This looks like it will always grab files from
a server somewhere else. What I tried was:
"Call script to assemble files if either the local or remote copies changed"
Unfortunatley I get the following error from cfengine
cfd: No Berkeley DB2 database support available.
I am running on hp-ux 1020 and 11.00. I have downloaded the Berkley DBs and
compiled them and I can't seem to get cfengine to include them. The
configure seems to be looking for a db_open in order to include the db
library. I don't see this call anywhere in the library.
I also manully added the library path to the library and included -ldb and
-ldbm in the LDFLAGS variable. C is not my strong point, Any clues ??
> How it works :
> - the first copy clause copies _always_ the specific files
> - the second copy clause copies files only if they are newer. As the first
> clause already copied overloading files, the default ones
> are older and can't be copied.
> The bad thing with that organization is that it is limited to 2 levels : 1
> for specific and 1 for default files. You can't define an
> "object-looking file structure", that is :
> - a default set
> - a set for classes of clients (client with Sparc CPU, client with Intel
> CPU, ...)
> - within each class, define sub-classes (Sparc CPU with 1 CPU, Sparc CPU
> with 2 CPUs, ...)
> - within each sub-classes, define ...
> I suggested the addition of a new option to the copy section, a "path"
> option defined for each copy clause :
> The result would then be the union of all the dir/file names found in the
> path, but the copy would be done in the order of the path.
> Thus you can "heritate" by specifying the path from the more to the less
> specific : path=client:sub-class just one step
> over:sub-class 2 steps over:...:default. But had no echo about that idea :-(
> > -----Message d'origine-----
> > De : address@hidden [mailto:address@hidden
> > la part de Michael Coffman
> > Envoye : jeudi 21 septembre 2000 19:15
> > A : address@hidden
> > Objet : Request
> > I am new to using cfengine and have a question/request.
> > I would like to use cfengine to manage files on a group of systems.
> > I want to:
> > - maintain a central or master section
> > - Allow the addition of a local section, or single entries
> > - Allow local entries to override the master entries
> > - Eliminate duplicate entries
> > >From what I know of cfengine, I am thinking of creating a kind of work
> > directory where I would store both the local and master copies on each
> > system. I would maintain a check sum database for the local file. If
> > either file changes, I would update the copies in the work directory.
> > I now need to write a script to assemble the files into the actual system
> > config file.
> > Is anyone doing anything similar to this?
> > Would you be willing to share scripts/templates?
> > Thanks.
> > -MichaelC
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