[CentOS] placing x11 libraries in an alternate location
leonfauster at googlemail.com
Tue Sep 18 04:43:42 EDT 2012
Am 18.09.2012 um 06:12 schrieb Kahlil Hodgson:
> On 16/09/12 22:29, Rita wrote:
>> we have close to 50 servers. I would like to have X11 libraries (and
>> devel). Instead of installing them one by one on all servers, I would like
>> to have them in a central NFS location and have my app pick them up like
>> that. Is it possible to do this with yum/rpm ?
> I've done this before on Solaris and regretted it. Worked well to start
> with, but turned into a World Of Pain.
> It might be technically possible, if the RPMs are relocatable, or you
> did something cute with soft-links, but it will take a fair bit of
> mucking around, and will probably cause you bigger and harder to solve
> problems later on. Think about upgrading :-(
> Might I suggest and alternative question: "How do I easily install and
> maintain X11 libraries on 50+ servers?".
> Puppet, Chef, or Bcfg2 could do it but it will probably take you a long
> time to get your head around those beasts, let alone setting up the
> A much simpler solution is ansible: http://ansible.github.com/.
that looks interesting - thanks to share it.
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