[CentOS] placing x11 libraries in an alternate location

Leon Fauster 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 
> infrastructure.
> A much simpler solution is ansible: http://ansible.github.com/.

that looks interesting - thanks to share it.


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