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Old 05-12-2008, 01:24 PM
"Paul Sobey"
 
Default Automated Builds - Advice Plz

Hello All,

Not sure this is the perfect place to post, but you are such a helpful
bunch, I thought I'd give it a crack.

In several previous jobs I've put together automated builds for Windows
boxes, complete with app installs, configuration, bla bla. Now in a new
role, I need to develop an automated framework to cover Linux (RHEL),
Solaris and Windows. This will probably be in python, so I'll try and have
a common menu system asking a sensible set of questions at the beginning.

What general techniques would you guys recommend for automated builds of
Linux/Solaris? Is it as simple as partitioning, untarring an appropriate
set of files and writing some config out? It certainly has to be easier
than the rather convoluted Windows process

Any advice/suggestions gratefully received.

Cheers from sunny London,
Paul

p.s. I'm trying to make a case for use of Gentoo internally (I find Gentoo
package management easier and more flexible than yum/deb) - but since I'm
working for an investment fund, the powers that be are keen on the cozy
supportedness of RHEL. Any suggestions here welcome too!

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Old 05-12-2008, 03:15 PM
"Andrés Becerra Sandoval"
 
Default Automated Builds - Advice Plz

On 5/12/08, Paul Sobey <buddha@the-annexe.net> wrote:
> Hello All,
>
> Not sure this is the perfect place to post, but you are such a helpful
> bunch, I thought I'd give it a crack.
>
> In several previous jobs I've put together automated builds for Windows
> boxes, complete with app installs, configuration, bla bla. Now in a new
> role, I need to develop an automated framework to cover Linux (RHEL),
> Solaris and Windows. This will probably be in python, so I'll try and have
> a common menu system asking a sensible set of questions at the beginning.
>
> What general techniques would you guys recommend for automated builds of
> Linux/Solaris? Is it as simple as partitioning, untarring an appropriate
> set of files and writing some config out? It certainly has to be easier
> than the rather convoluted Windows process
>
> Any advice/suggestions gratefully received.
>
> Cheers from sunny London,
> Paul
>
> p.s. I'm trying to make a case for use of Gentoo internally (I find Gentoo
> package management easier and more flexible than yum/deb) - but since I'm
> working for an investment fund, the powers that be are keen on the cozy
> supportedness of RHEL. Any suggestions here welcome too!
>
>
> --
> gentoo-user@lists.gentoo.org mailing list
>
>

Hello,

I would recommend this Gentoo newsletter:
http://www.gentoo.org/news/en/gmn/20080424-newsletter.xml
section 3 . Heard in the Community



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Andrés
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