[Freedombox-discuss] Chef and Puppet experts?

FreedomBox-Discuss.NeoPhyte_Rep at OrdinaryAmerican.net FreedomBox-Discuss.NeoPhyte_Rep at OrdinaryAmerican.net
Sat Sep 10 03:42:43 UTC 2011

On Fri, Sep 9, 2011 at 7:08 PM,  l.m.orchard at pobox.com wrote:
> On 9/9/11 9:55 PM, Nick Daly wrote:
>> Puppet/Chef could do that well, but I'm wary.  It seems to operate at
>> too low a level and exerts too strong (too perfect) a control over the
>> system (particularly, the system configs).  IIUC, FreedomBoxes would
>> need to be slaves to the source Puppetmaster to be kept in sync.
> Not necessarily. You can make Puppet apply manifests from the local
> filesystem, without a central PuppetMaster server. That's what I do with
> Vagrant + Puppet for my dev VMs in general.
>> Of course, 2 won't happen if the puppets aren't pulling updates from the
>> server, but if that's the case, why are you running puppets?
> The reason to run Puppet without a server is that you can still check
> manifests into revision control and maintain server config alongside code

More information about the Freedombox-discuss mailing list