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

Tue Nov 29 20:38:12 UTC 2011
Scot P. Floess <sfloess at nc.rr.com>

Ah OK - sorry if I misunderstood you...

I definitely see your point.  I suppose for me if I have to do something 
more than once, I like automation (like Cobbler).  I do a ton of 
tinkering, trashing machines, spinning up VMs, etc - it just became 
tedious.  Truth be known - initially I spent sooo much time learning 
Cobbler.  But that time has since paid off...

Quite honestly, the way Cobbler is structured - the templating is so very 
easy to learn...I think I spent one morning reading up on it and I was 
proficient enough to denote packages for any given machine (really why I 
responded in the first place)...

> On Tue, Nov 29, 2011 at 1:54 PM, Scot P. Floess <sfloess at nc.rr.com> wrote:
>> I seriously recommend it :)  Sorry, I wasn't sure if Les' response was
>> overly sarcastic ;)
> No, I was just wondering about the tradeoff in time spent learning yet
> another system-specific template language vs just executing the
> commands directly (in windows, in parallel so you don't have to
> wait...).    For 100+ similar machines I'd expect it to be worth it.
> Not that automation isn't good, but if you have the list of packages
> you want to install in the first place, it's not all that hard to do
> it yourself.
> --
>  Les Mikesell
>    lesmikesell at gmail.com
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