[CentOS] Apache/PHP Installation - opinions
gordon.messmer at gmail.com
Tue Apr 26 23:32:44 UTC 2016
On 04/26/2016 03:27 PM, Tim Dunphy wrote:
> So what I'd like to know is it better in your opinion to install from
> repos than to install by source as a best practice?
Your tools should save you time.
Building packages should involve three steps: download the source,
update the version number in your spec file, mock build / sign / publish
(the last set should be a small shell script). Building in mock means
that the package is predictable. Every time it builds, it'll detect the
same available libraries during ./configure, so your build is consistent.
> Is it always
> better to use puppet, chef, ansible etc even if the environment is
Again, your tools should save you time.
If your configuration manager takes more effort than configuring a
system by hand, you should probably look for a better tool. Personally,
I like bcfg2. And yes, I use it for everything. I use templates
extensively so that anything that varies from site to site or host to
host is easy to adjust, and I can apply a configuration far more quickly
and reliably than I can configure a system manually.
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