best configuration management tool for FreeBSD?
list_freebsd at bluerosetech.com
Wed Apr 30 06:46:59 UTC 2014
On 4/15/2014 3:33 PM, Aleksandr Miroslav wrote:
> We have a few (~15) FreeBSD boxes that we are running here. They are
> all running 8.4, but they are up to date on their ports/patches.
> We have some custom shellscripts (along with rsync) to deploy our
> code and and content, but we recently decided to use a proper
> configuration manager tool to run our cluster. Internally, we've had a
> lot of debate about that and have no clear winners (puppet seems to
> get the most votes though).
> What is the best configuration management tool for FreeBSD? We make
> heavy use of installing things from ports, so any tool that
> understands how to install upgrade stuff from ports would be great.
Config management frameworks work much better with packages. You'll
want to set up a poudrerie instance so you can deploy custom packages.
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