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Re: syncing files....

From: John Gray
Subject: Re: syncing files....
Date: Mon, 09 Feb 2004 14:37:20 -0500
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Erza (who works for me) and I just got Will's script to work with classes.

When we tested it appeared to hang on us, but it was just busy downloading pkgs.

That brought up an idea. If would nice to be able to give it different options will its being run via cfrun opposed to cfservd. We'd like to see what's going on when we invoke via cfrun (so we know why its taking so long).

Is there a way to figure out how the cfengine script was invoked from within the script?


Will Lowe wrote:

And note that some packages will not install correctly as long as
cfagent doesn't have a console, for example proftpd and
emacs. Unfortunately, some installs use < /dev/tty, sigh. Oh, and
some packages still use shell read,

Yeah.  I would file wishlist bugs against those packages requesting
that they use debconf instead.  That won't help in the short term
(before the next release) unfortunately.

In the short term you could probably adapt my script to use debwrap
pretty easily.  I haven't tried, but I think you could just set
$ENV{QANDA_DIR} or $ENV{QANDA_FILE} and throw "debwrap" on the front
of the system() call.

apt-get install debwrap && man 8 debwrap for more.

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