[RFC] The Future of the ALFS project

Bruce Dubbs bdubbs at swbell.net
Tue Feb 28 11:57:28 PST 2006


Jeremy Huntwork wrote:

> But, when managing several machines this way, is it really necessary to
> have *each* of them build LFS individually? Let's say that all your
> client machines are i686 (which is very likely). Would not building LFS
> in the exact same way, with the exact same commands, on each of those
> machines produce *exactly* the same code? (kernel individualization not
> counted)
> 
> If so, in a situation like this, wouldn't it be more efficient to have
> one machine build the master system, so to speak and then copy it over
> to each of the others? Perhaps even create your own RPM repository
> (don't cringe!) that you build, according to LFS instructions and then
> deploy to the remaining clients.

Yup.  I did that quite successfully on several identical systems.  Just
tar it up and untar into a fresh partition.  A couple of config files
need to be updated for IP address, host name, etc, but overall it is a
very efficient process.

  -- Bruce



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