[CentOS] cfengine and crontab

Ric Moore wayward4now at gmail.com
Thu Sep 11 23:39:55 UTC 2008


On Fri, 2008-09-12 at 00:25 +0100, Karanbir Singh wrote:
> Ric Moore wrote:
> > Thanks Nate. I'm googling for simple setups, found one that was SuSe
> > oriented, another that is written for CentOS. The latter one being
> > better. I'm still getting the "Deer in the headlights" syndrome, I'm not
> > getting this:
> 
> If that is the level of deployment you are at, I would recommend very 
> sincerely too, that you atleast look at puppet and bcfg2 as alternatives 
> to cfengine.
> 
> cfengine is, imho, well past its use by date. And the development 
> inertia on that project leaves much to be desired. Some might argue that 
> 'it does what it says on the tin', but then - it doesnt really say a lot 
> on the tin, does it ?

Which of the two do you prefer and/or recommend to a relative newbie at
this? 
I'm looking for the least headache route that can do some of the basics
that CFengine is supposed to do. I'd even take one with a gui. <grins
hugely> Namaskar, Ric
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