[CentOS] how to install standard software on systems with heterogeneous hardware?

Tue Nov 29 19:37:19 UTC 2011
Scot P. Floess <sfloess at nc.rr.com>

I don't know - just trying to help.  I have 4 machines at home...and I use
Cobbler specifically because I want reproducability...well worth the time
I spent to learn it.  When I lost a harddrive in my laptop, I replaced 
it...selected the Cobbler system record for it...and my laptop was ready 
to go reprovisioned and all.

Again, I was just trying to help - sorry, if I over-engineered solution...

On Tue, 29 Nov 2011, Les Mikesell wrote:

> On Tue, Nov 29, 2011 at 1:08 PM, Scot P. Floess <sfloess at nc.rr.com> wrote:
>> You could setup Cobbler and koan install the other machines from the
>> Cobbler server.
>> Cobbler uses a nice templating engine (Cheetah) and I've managed to use
>> that within the kickstart file Cobbler serves up to specify packages to
>> install for a given machine.  So for example on Machine A, I can have the
>> foo package installed and on Machine B install the bar package...
>> Cobbler even supports PXE booting clients to get installs started...
> How long does it take to learn the templating language compared to
> sshing to a few machines in separate windows and pasting in a 'yum
> install list_of_packages' command?
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