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Re: list iteration?


From: Tim Nelson
Subject: Re: list iteration?
Date: Thu, 6 May 2004 09:22:53 +1000 (EST)

On Wed, 5 May 2004, Tod Oace wrote:

> On May 5, 2004, at 07:38, Luke A. Kanies wrote:
>
> > There are no restrictions on the number of control sections you have.
>
> And it's effectively the same as putting them all in one place anyway,
> right? Cfengine coalesces everything into memory figuring out which
> things depend on which other things and then processes it all in the
> way it best sees fit. Or at least that's how it seemed after one
> cfengine debugging session anyway.
>
> This functionality wasn't obvious to me at first, but I really like it.
> It means I can have a cf.sendmail that ensures smmsp is in /etc/group
> and also have a cf.apache that ensures www is in /etc/group. The two
> files don't have any dependancies on each other. I organize the work in
> a human way and cfengine coalesces it into an optimized computer way.
> Right?

        :).  Interesting.  I keep it all in one place so that I know what
the ordering is.  Then I use things like shellcommands.installpass and
shellcommands.configpass and the like to sort things out.

        :)

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