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Re: bootstrapping cfengine.


From: Systems Administrator
Subject: Re: bootstrapping cfengine.
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2003 13:44:01 +1100 (EST)

On Wed, 12 Nov 2003, Russell Davies wrote:

> I'm currently in the process of deciding how to install cfengine on
> my machines, it seems that simply compiling on the relevant target system
> then stashing the binaries somewhere for redistribution to future similar
> targets, isn't suffcient since the binaries have other package dependencies
> (openssl, berkeleydb).
>
> This means that I have to solve the problem of general file/package
> distribution before I even start -- but my intentions were to do this
> using cfengine itself, having it look after file distribution to remote
> hosts (of which there may be many). This seems to be an ugly circular
> dependence.
>
> Obviously this has been solved before, I would like to know how
> people went about this and what is generally regarded as the most elegant
> approach to getting cfengine up and running, static linking?

        The one I kinda like is:

http://astro.uchicago.edu/~davidr/cfengine-tools/lisa-paper_html/

        I'm working on something a little similar that I hope to be able
to make into something releasable.


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