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Re: DPKGPackageCheck() implementation.


From: Mark . Burgess
Subject: Re: DPKGPackageCheck() implementation.
Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2004 22:15:57 +0200 (MEST)

Don't forget to let me know when it's ready to be included
in cfengine source!

M

On 14 Apr, Dylan Vaughn wrote:
> Hello Morten - 
> 
> I've been using this to help manage my debian packages as shown in your
> examples for a couple of weeks now and its been working great!  I'm
> running it on sarge with no problems. 
> 
> Thanks for the patch...
> 
> Dylan
> 
> On Tue, 2004-03-09 at 11:18, Morten Werner Olsen wrote:
>> Hello!
>> 
>> I'm working on a project for sentralizing configuration management of
>> servers localized on different (physical) networks, and I'm sure this
>> isn't my last post to this mailinglist. We are using Debian GNU/Linux
>> as the platform, and try to use the superb APT- and Debconf-utilities
>> as much as possible for software installation and preconfiguration. :)
>> 
>> Cfengine was choosen as the configuration management tool, and one of
>> the first things I missed when using APT from Cfengine, was package
>> support for DPKG (this is already implemented for RPM). I have made a
>> draft implementation [1] of the function DPKGPackageCheck() in
>> src/package.c based on the already existing RPMPackageCheck().
>> 
>> I've also built a Debian package [2] for Woody with this patch (based
>> on the very good Cfengine2 package in Debian unstable).
>> 
>> The implementation is using APT in addition to DPKG, but as they both
>> provide functionality to handle DEB-packages, I found that ok.
>> 
>> An example on how I use the DPKG package support with the bind9
>> package, is available here [3].
>> 
>> What I want is that interested people could help me test and improve
>> this implementation, so that Mark maybe includes it in future releases
>> of Cfengine.
>> 
>> Comments?
>> 
>> 
>> - Werner
>> 
>> [1] http://werner.nvg.org/src/cfengine_dpkg.diff
>> [2] http://werner.nvg.org/src/cfengine2_2.0.9+2.1.0b5-1.uninett.2_i386.deb
>> [2] http://werner.nvg.org/src/cf.bind9
>> 
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