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discussion of fsvs setup in common binary packages

Author tekknokra
Full name Gunnar Thielebein
Date 2010-07-22 04:05:48 PDT
Message Hi all,

I want to start a discussion on how fsvs can be handled and therefore
eased for endusers within the distribution packages available.

There are a huge count of usage scenarios possible with fsvs because of
its flexibility.
But as flexibility means also complexity I see a reason to give enduser
the posibility of some easy start. Best way I see is to start within the
packages available for different distributions/os'es.

My customer uses fsvs for configuration management and is planning now a
huge rollout on client servers to fetch configuration file (/etc) into a
single/seperate repositories. As he uses Debian/Ubuntu I started with
introducing some fsvs setup tasks (dpkg-reconfigure) in the package itself.

That includes (and is going to include):

  - setup the repository working copy, that is in our case always / (root)
  - setup the repository url; we use only one url at the moment for
simplicity
  - setup a basic ignore rules set
  - setup an fsvs apt hook that triggers fsvs on apt install / upgrade
process
  - setup an fsvs cron job which sends notification on changes that are
not checked in

What i want is to define some standards regarding the specified usecase
like a common ignore ruleset, cron job, and pkg hooks that are also
adaptable to other distributions os'ses like Fedora, Solaris, OSX, Fink,
OpenWRT...

In the fsvs repository at:

http://fsvs.tigris.o​rg/source/browse/fsv​s/branches/fsvs-1.2.​x/fsvs/example/

there's already a directory hierarchy "debian/" that contains example
setup files for configuration management and ssl setup in enterprise
environments. They get used in the Debian/Ubuntu package.

A big hit would be if other package maintainers would help to extend
this to their distribution/os specific requirements. For example, where
are looking for a way to add router configurations to the repository...

Also if other common usage scenarios or best practice of fsvs could be
implemented in package setup I think this is the correct place to
discuss them.

I am also very interested where you see the current glitches in getting
fsvs running. Also, if you have some fsvs config files that could be
useful for others, I would appreciate to collect them and, with Phils
approval, add them to the repository.

Best,
Gunnar

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discussion of fsvs setup in common binary packages tekknokra Gunnar Thielebein 2010-07-22 04:05:48 PDT
     Re: discussion of fsvs setup in common binary packages pmarek P.Marek 2010-07-22 08:10:04 PDT
     Re: discussion of fsvs setup in common binary packages tekknokra Gunnar Thielebein 2010-08-31 05:28:43 PDT
         Re: discussion of fsvs setup in common binary packages pmarek P.Marek 2010-08-31 06:45:25 PDT
             Re: discussion of fsvs setup in common binary packages tekknokra Gunnar Thielebein 2010-08-31 07:06:50 PDT
                 Re: discussion of fsvs setup in common binary packages pmarek P.Marek 2010-08-31 08:10:20 PDT
                     Re: discussion of fsvs setup in common binary packages tekknokra Gunnar Thielebein 2010-08-31 09:15:52 PDT
                         Re: discussion of fsvs setup in common binary packages pmarek P.Marek 2010-08-31 23:49:30 PDT
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