List Archive: gentoo-server
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I have tried searching the forums and mailing list archives for an
answer to this question, but I obviously cannot word it correctly since
all I get are things about various service servers on gentoo boxes.
I currently have about 30 linux servers deployed around my location, all
running rh9. I am to the point that I need to update some major
components and am not looking forward to the rpmhell that comes with
this. I have been running gentoo on my workstations for a few years and
really like the upgradability that it provides with the least ammount
of work and was wanting to look at switching my server base to this.
I envision having my own rsync server that I push packages I want from
the master gentoo rsync servers so I can control what packages are
passed to the production servers. I also will want to compile binaries
for each class of server on some non-production boxes (identical to the
production boxes in hardware, use flags, and packages installed) and
install those since I don't want to use the cpu time on my production boxes.
I know I can run my own rsync server and have gentoo sync from that and
I remember seeing you can emerge binary packages made with the buildpkg
flag. Is there anything inherantly wrong with what I am doing or major
problems that will arise? Is there any documentation (or posts I
couldn't find) for this sort of thing that will help me out?