[Mageia-sysadm] planning for sysadmin task
rdalverny at gmail.com
Tue Oct 26 14:43:02 CEST 2010
On Tue, Oct 26, 2010 at 14:35, nicolas vigier <boklm at mars-attacks.org> wrote:
> On Sun, 24 Oct 2010, Olivier Thauvin wrote:
>> May I also suggest all our web be installed using RPM ?
> I am not sure RPM is the best tool to manage web applications in our
> case, especially for the ones that change often :
> - it requires root permissions to be updated (or giving sudo access to
> update the rpm, but this is equivalent to giving root access), and we
> probably want the web team to be able to update some web applications
> by themself.
> - sometimes we may need to have different versions of the same
> applications installed in different paths (one for testing, one for
> production for instance. Or if we need different blogs or wiki
> For some web applications it won't be a problem to use an RPM, but for
> others maybe not.
I second that. Managing web apps is more likely to happen as:
* dev/test on local machines, by anyone
* commit/deploy/validate to staging server, triggered by anyone on the team,
* commit/deploy on production server, triggered by any webmaster.
So svn/git/rsync (or such tools) will be used. RPM is not really a
practicable option here, but maybe for very specific apps that will
not be retouched at all.
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