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Old 10-04-2018, 07:18 AM   #1
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Something like Git but for the entire linux filesystem


I have to maintain a set of linux devices. I would like to know if there is any kind of software that allows me to modify a linux system (installation of libraries, modification of configuration files) and then propagate the changes to a set of linux devices.

I'm looking for something like git but for the complete linux system, keeping the rights and extended attributes of the linux files.

Does anyone know anything like this?

Greetings.
 
Old 10-04-2018, 07:47 AM   #2
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I have to maintain a set of linux devices. I would like to know if there is any kind of software that allows me to modify a linux system (installation of libraries, modification of configuration files) and then propagate the changes to a set of linux devices.

I'm looking for something like git but for the complete linux system, keeping the rights and extended attributes of the linux files. Does anyone know anything like this?
I'd use RPM (or whatever package manager you have...you don't say what distro/version of Linux).

Get your scripts/modifications/whatevers together, and make a package. Then just "yum install <package>" (or "zypper install", "apt-get", etc.), and everything goes right where you want it. Update package as needed...push updates out by creating a repo on a local server. That's what I typically do. If you want to install libraries, you can put that as part of the dependencies, so those things are shoved onto your system as part of the package install.
 
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Thank you very much for your help. In the end, I'm going yo set up a repository and upload the updates as packages. It's really the simplest solution. Thank you so much for the idea.

PD: I'm using a Debían distribution.
 
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Thank you very much for your help. In the end, I'm going yo set up a repository and upload the updates as packages. It's really the simplest solution. Thank you so much for the idea. PD: I'm using a Debían distribution.
No worries. Had a similar need/situation years ago, and that seemed to fit the bill nicely. Didn't have to do anything that wasn't already built into the system, and it scaled nicely, too.
 
  


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