Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 74532
Last modified: 2008-08-25 12:30:36 EDT
Not sure where to file this...
Big, enterprise shops really, really want cfengine. Please include it in the
next release of AS.
Probably not at this point.
I re-opened this because it appears to be very important several of our
customers. I've asked them to add their input here, so that we can accurately
measure their desire for cfengine in Red Hat Linux.
We don't use AS version, but I'll still add my 5 cents here.
I think cfengine is very useful in larger deployments, but it requires a bit to
get started with.
As having maintained RPM's of cfengine for our deployment for 3.5 years, it can
be said it's sometimes a bit painful: tools required to build it properly vary a
Larger deployments likely have to add more of their customized RPM's _anyway_
(we certainly have to), so shipping cfengine is not likely a huge value in
itself (compared to having pointers to a nice package added e.g. in rhcontrib)
I'm not sure of the added value of cfengine in RHL, _unless_ it would be used by
RHL maintainers and support folks -- ie. it wouldn't be just one of those "dead
weight" packages that were added because folks asked for it.
I think cfengine is definately something to keep an eye on. I work for Pratt &
Whitney (www.pw.utc.com) right now and we've got a number of setups that could
benefit from it. I could see some arguments as how to package it for AS vs.
desktop. Cheers, -Ali
Here at our organization, we have a mixture of Sun, HP-UX, Digital,
FreeBSD and recently started to migrate to RedHat AS/itanium. We use
cfengine on all other servers and is very dependent on this setup.
I was quite disappointed to discover, that is was not included in AS
- cfengine is a must for most enterprises.
Well - I have to recompile myself, but the idea with teaming up with
redhat/AS was to skip this step and get support on stuff like this...
Internal RFE bug #112186 entered - will be considered for future releases.
Two Year Ping!!!
- cfengine is already in Fedora Extras
- Why would this bug be shifted to Fedora, as I belive it's still a vaild buglet
for RHEL? We use RHEL and cfengine and not having to maintain the packages
would be nice (and yes, cfengine is much better then current RHN functionality :)
Hello? Any response from Red Hat?
cfengine (and puppet) are in EPEL now which I think is "close enough"
yes... good enough. Thank you!
bugzilla won't let me resolve this... but feel free to close it please!
please close this issue
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