SUMMARY: alfs direction
gerard at linuxfromscratch.org
Fri Nov 25 14:59:37 PST 2005
pak_lfs at freemail.gr wrote:
> Each host will be slightly different than the others (e.g., different IP), so
> by storing the profiles on the server you could have a slightly different
> profile collection on each remote host (a slight difference in apache
> 'configure' for example), but you just need to broadcast 'execute apach
> configure' to all and each will *do the right thing*, without imposing extra
> "smarts" to the client *or* the server (the code is in the profiles where it
There is one downside. One of the things we will support is multiple
If you want to change your instructions for a package, you now have to
upload those to every system under your management. Some systems might
be slightly different, but a lot is the same.
If you store profile copies on every system, you need to update them all
whenever you want to upgrade a package. If you keep one copy local that
the client uses, you only update one script and every system that you
maintain will automatically use those changes.
It's less work that way.
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