Package management on many hosts

Boris Samorodov bsam at
Wed Jan 31 22:23:49 UTC 2007

On Wed, 31 Jan 2007 15:48:49 -0500 Paul Chvostek wrote:

> How are people handling package version consistency in large groups of
> servers?  If you have a web farm with 10 hosts, plus 3 hosts in a QA
> farm, and you want to make sure you're using the same version everywhere
> and upgrading production to the version you tested last week in QA, do
> you just do it manually, perhaps using portdowngrade on each host, or
> installing binary packages built on one host?

/usr/ports/misc/tinderbox is a very good tool to get the needed
packages (perhaps with multiple portstrees, environments etc.)
Then after testing you may do a "portupgrade -PP" to upgrade your
server's soft.

Boris Samorodov (bsam)
Research Engineer, Telephone & Internet SP
FreeBSD committer, The Power To Serve

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