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Re: Ordering and cfengine 3 (was RE: Is this quirky for a simple copy, e

From: Brendan Strejcek
Subject: Re: Ordering and cfengine 3 (was RE: Is this quirky for a simple copy, editfiles operation?)
Date: Fri, 13 May 2005 12:59:03 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.6+20040907i

Moore, Joe wrote:

> The trouble comes in that state is not preserved across cfengine
> invokations. The restart_inetd class that's defined when you editfiles
> /etc/inetd.conf won't be defined the next time cfengine runs.
> So one option for cfengine3 could be to preserve more state, and have
> actions explicitly clear that state... idea: classes that are defined
> by an action (using the new "set" keyword) are kept until they are
> cleared. (this might be implemented by a state DB or by giving them to
> cfenvd)

An interesting idea. One could think about this as exceptions that can
be raised during one cfagent run and handled in a subsequent run.

We might be able to do this now with:


(See )

All those are used in the "alerts" sections, which would just be weird
to use for what you discuss above, not in the least because "alerts" is
one of those magic non-actionsequence actions.

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