Bulk updating dozens of (not identical) servers

Chuck Peters cp at ccil.org
Fri Jan 28 13:21:00 UTC 2011

On Thu, Jan 27, 2011 at 11:35 PM, Carlos A. Carnero Delgado <
carloscarnero at gmail.com> wrote:

> So, in the context of *only* dealing with installed packages updates
> in an automated way[1] and having 8.04 and 10.04 LTS releases in
> service, do you guys recommend anything? Did you write custom code?
> Has anyone seen Fabric in the context of systems administration?

I maintain about a dozen machines, Cfengine and Pupet were overkill.
A while ago I was using some custom scripts, but now I use apt-dater.
I haven't run 8.04/hardy in a while... For the 8.04 machines you will
likely need the newer packages not in the standard hardy repositories.

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