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From: Neil Bothwick <neil@××××××××××.uk>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] maintaining clones
Date: Fri, 31 Jul 2009 07:49:20
In Reply to: [gentoo-user] maintaining clones by Helmut Jarausch
1 On Fri, 31 Jul 2009 09:07:14 +0200 (CEST), Helmut Jarausch wrote:
3 > I have 4 identical machines, they only differ in the 2 files
4 > /etc/conf.d/hostname
5 > /etc/conf.d/net
6 >
7 > I'd like to maintain only one of them (updating
8 > GenToo upto several times a week)
9 > and 'rsync' the other ones.
10 >
11 > Now, rsync'ing a life root filesystem is risky.
12 > I don't see any problems for the FS holding /usr.
14 The whole idea sounds a little risky. I'd use binary packages to keep the
15 other machines up to date. Set FEATURES="buildpkg" in make.conf on each
16 computer and set PKGDIR to a directory accessible by all over NFS. Run
17 your normal emerge -u --whatever world on the first then run the same
18 with -k on the others. That way they all get the same updates but only
19 the first has to compile them.
21 I'd also set up distcc to reduce compile times, but that's a separate
22 step.
25 --
26 Neil Bothwick
28 Very funny Scotty.. now beam down my pants!


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Re: [gentoo-user] maintaining clones Helmut Jarausch <jarausch@××××××××××××××××.de>