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Re: Package management with cfengine


From: Russell Adams
Subject: Re: Package management with cfengine
Date: Fri, 7 Nov 2003 16:18:12 -0600
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I'm thinking about using a similar method for taking care of Gentoo
packages.

Gentoo has a file (/etc/profile.d/packages) that defines the "system"
packages.

I can add/remove items from that text file with text tools, and then
call "emerge system" if I made any changes, and any packages not
already installed with be fetched, compiled, and installed.

Then, I'll leave it to cfengine to modify the config files for said
packages as required.

Obviously I haven't coded any of this yet, but I'll be working on it
in the coming months.

Russell

On Fri, Nov 07, 2003 at 04:27:45PM -0500, skaar wrote:
> * Luke A. Kanies (address@hidden) [031107 14:07]:
> > Is anyone doing something like this right now?  I specifically, definitely
> > want to specify the packages to be installed within cfengine; I don't want
> > an external file that does it or whatever.
> 
> what about using cfengine to maintain an external file of packages, such
> as:
> 
>   /etc/packages.allow
>   /etc/packages.deny
>   /etc/packages.update
> 
> and then have your module read this, only to make the decision if
> something needs to be done, and finally call (possibly the same script
> as the module with different arguments) from shellcommands. This way
> both the data and the logic is showed inside the cfengine framework.
> 
> /skaar
> 
> 
> > 
> > Thanks,
> > Luke
> > 
> > -- 
> > Nature and nature's laws lay hid in night,
> > God said, "Let Newton be," and all was light.
> > 
> > It did not last; the devil howling "Ho!
> > Let Einstein be!" restored the status quo.
> > 
> > 
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> -- 
> /skaar
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