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Re: [school-discuss] Recommended remote linux client admin tools?

Dear Phil and Paul,

I will definitely check out Puppet, Paul, and the tips on scripting
dpkg are extremely on the money, Phil.  Thank you.  This list rocks!


On Fri, Aug 19, 2011 at 8:13 AM, Philip Carinhas <pac@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 18, 2011 at 01:38:19PM +0700, David Bucknell wrote:
>> Dear Schoolforgers,
>> If you are successfully using a remote admin tool to install software
>> on linux clients, can you share its name/url with me/us?
>> The clients are using various versions of Fedora, but don't let that
>> limit your responses.
>> I'm trying out versions of VNC.
>  You can use the ssh tricks that were listed along with debian/ubuntu's
> aptitude tools. These tools allow you to specifiy a list of software
> that you want all clients to have and then to install them.
> Actually you need to use dpkg tool to specify software sets.
> Once those sets are set, you can use the Apt tools to install and upgrade.
> Then you can maintain a list of hosts and script it.
> ssh admin@xxxxxxxxxxxx "commands to update".
> I've never had good luck with Yum, but it can work in the same way.
> Just make sure you select the switches that "turn off" prompting for
> questions, and assume the "yes" answer so everything installs properly.
> This may break some things too.
> Let me know if you need more detail, which I have omitted.
> -Phil Carinhas
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