[Mageia-sysadm] servers configuration tool

Michael Scherer misc at zarb.org
Fri Oct 1 13:54:14 CEST 2010

Le vendredi 01 octobre 2010 à 12:29 +0200, nicolas vigier a écrit :
> Hello,
> On Mandriva build system we were using cfengine. I think cfengine is
> quite simple, works correctly, and some of us already know how to use
> it. 

what version of cfengine ? because there is cfengine 2, not maintained
AFAIK, and cfengine 3, that none of us know.

> But other people are also using puppet. Do you have opinions about
> what we should use for Mageia servers ?

Having to use cfengine 2 on zarb and mdv, and puppet on my own server, I
would say I prefer puppet.

Puppet community seems more alive, and favors a modular approach. I also
think it is easier to extend and understand ( both use a dsl, but I
found it as easier to understand puppet dsl than cfengine one ).

Guillomovitch proposed we switch to puppet, but I do not exactly know
the reason.

On the other hand, we already have part of the configuration from mdv in
cfengine, which is a important point too.

Michael Scherer

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