[LONG] Maintaining several identical installations of (B)LFS

Guenter Hopf qe1 at qe1.org
Wed Jul 30 10:23:20 PDT 2003


you could use rsync to sync software / config files on the client
machines with a server. rsync doesnt need too much bandwidth, as long as
you dont change anything.


On Wed, 2003-07-30 at 18:59, Alexander E. Patrakov wrote:
> On Wednesday 30 July 2003 22:29, Declan. Moriarty wrote:
> > On Wed, Jul 30, 2003 at 07:58:17PM +0600, Alexander E. Patrakov
> > enlightened us thusly
> >
> > > Hi all, the problem is as follows. In the classroom, we have 15
> > > computers which must have both Windows 2000 (maybe we'll move to XP)
> > > and Linux (of course, from scratch).
> >
> > [snip]
> >
> > 1. DO NOT move to XP, unless you want to drive everyone on to linux ;-)
> I was told that Windows 2000 or XP is in the obligatory minimum signed by the 
> minister of education (Linux is not there). Anyway, it's not my job.
> > 2. There is rarely a software solution to insufficient or limited
> > hardware. It sounds like that is what you have got. You can only
> > optimise the performance of the things. Personally, if the network is
> > clogging, I'd look at options to keep traffic off.
> That's why I am searching for a solution for synchronizing the software 
> updates on all clients without using NFS root. I am too lazy to install 
> Slackware packages made by checkinstall on one computer manually onto all 
> other computers. Some computers may be busy running Windows while I plan to 
> do so. And it is easy to forget where I e.g. added a new SAMBA printer to 
> CUPS configuration and where I didn't. My goal is to make computers, not me, 
> worry about the software and settings being identical. NFS-root is THE 
> solution if the network is fast enough (that probably means gigabit 
> ethernet).
> -- 
> Alexander E. Patrakov
Kiss that frog, and you will get your prince... 8)

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