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Re: Scalable remote config

From: Mark . Burgess
Subject: Re: Scalable remote config
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2003 09:35:33 +0100 (MET)

I think the point here is really that one's aesthetics are not always
up to the job of picking the most robust solution. In my experience,
one has to learn to love "convergence". Then everything becomes less

On a more constructive note - you might want to improve the elegance
of the solution using "methods". See for example the package
installation method in

would be a good approach for you. I would recommend adding locally significant
files on the end host, rather than on the central server. It's more
"object oriented" or "scoped".


On 15 Nov, Lance Albertson wrote:
> Ok, here's the senario:
> Have an application that has one configuration file. All the remote
> boxes have a 'default' set of values in the config file I want to keep
> in one file. But the other part of the file is host dependant. I tried
> using editfiles with InsertFile to append two files and create a new
> config file. I then realized that editfiles does not support copying to
> remote boxes. 
> One way around this is to use editfiles on the local master server,
> creating appending the files there, and then using copy to distribute
> the files to the remote boxes. To me and my peers, this is an ugly way
> around our problem.
> Is there a better solution to this problem?
> Thanks,

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