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Re: processing order, preprocessing, etc.

From: Kai Großjohann
Subject: Re: processing order, preprocessing, etc.
Date: Sun, 22 Dec 2002 18:50:39 +0100
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"Luke A. Kanies" <address@hidden> writes:

> I have 70 servers, 100 or so packages, and multiple versions of each
> package.  I want to define some way to configure the correct version of
> the correct packags on every host.  I'd prefer to do it based on some kind
> of classing; I always want the most recent version of ssh, but I can't
> always just upgrade Oracle or whatever.
> I am trying to figure out a way to store all of the information I am
> working with (default package versions, package installation methods, and
> which hosts have which packages) in cfengine configs, and let cfengine do
> the installing.

It seems to me it would be quite simple to store a list of
package/version pairs in a file and to write a shell script to
iterate over that list and invoke an installer.

So why not use that approach?
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