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RE: Upgrading CFE with CFE

From: David Masterson
Subject: RE: Upgrading CFE with CFE
Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2005 09:22:16 -0700

Mark McCullough wrote:
> I make a special class in cfengine that detects if a new version is
> available.  If so, then it submits an at job that does the full
> upgrade. Since it is in an at job, killing all the cfengine daemons
> doesn't hurt the job doing the upgrade.  (I usually use package management
> of some form or another to simplify the actual upgrade.)
> So in my case the procedure would be:
> Submit at job that:
> * kills old cfengine programs
> * Installs new package
> * restarts cfexecd (which restarts the other daemons in my case).
> I actually used this to migrate from cfengine 1 to cfengine 2.

This brings up a question I've had.  Does cfagent restart itself after
cf.preconf or update.conf?  Either one might update the cfagent executable,
so it would seem appropriate.
David Masterson
VMware, Inc.
Palo Alto, CA

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