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Re: Updating a large number of hosts from a binary repository

On Tue, Mar 22, 2011 at 08:11:07PM +0100, Edgar Fuß wrote:
> I would like starting to use pkgsrc on some hundred Linux clients.
> Assume I have a bootstrap and a list of desired packages and their 
> dependencies installed.
> Now comes the next quartely release. I prepare binary packages on a server 
> and optionally update the list of packages I want installed on the clients.
> Then, what's the most appropriate tool so that, after some minutes of 
> inconsistency and un-usability of the clients, I have:
> 1. The most recent versions of my primary packages installed/updated
> 2. The most recent versions of all dependencies (no matter whether the 
> package they depend on has been updated or not)
> 3. Preferrably have the dependencies marked as such (i.e. AUTOMATIC=yes)
> 4. Optionally have all outdated/no-longer-used packages removed.
> The tricky part seems to be that even if appfoo doesn't get touched at all or 
> is still happy with libbar-1.0 from the old release, I want libbar-1.1 from 
> the curent release installed.
> My impression is that there are more tools aiming at this then I have time to 
> evaluate, so any help (preferrably from the real world) is welcome.

I'm using pkgin... mostly successful.


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