[CentOS] placing x11 libraries in an alternate location
kahlil.hodgson at dealmax.com.au
Tue Sep 18 04:12:25 UTC 2012
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/.
Very easy to learn. Very easy to use. You can read _all_ the docs in
under an hour. You should be able to set it up in a few minutes.
The following will ensure the latest version of xorg (and any
dependencies) is installed on all my servers (updating/installing 10 at
#> ansible all -m yum name=xorg state=latest -f 10
It can do a lot more, but that should solve your immediate problem.
Hope this helps,
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