I've been given a dozen or so Sparc's to setup, and would like
to, as they say, do it right this time. About 4 are
diskless, and the rest have internal (100 or 200meg) disks,
running a very hacked together system, mostly 4.1.2, with
some funny libraries I had to throw on top to make what
ever random version of ps that was stuck on them work.
I will also have a Sparc Server with a fair bit of disk space,
and will try to spread the load across a multitude of other
So, in my quest to do this right, I want to make distribution
nice and easy. Rdist seems to have all the functionality I want,
but looks a little too lightweight to handle the N
files which Unix needs to be Unix, but I guess the install_except
option takes care of this...
So, my question is: Do other people use Rdist effectively
in this manner? Is there anything else out there which
does similar work for me better?
If I do end up using Rdist, should I keep a completely
seperate copy of the root and usr directories on
the server, or should I pick a random client and use
it as the 'rdist server'?
What are your experiences, hates, loves, etc about Rdist,
or whatever utility you use.
Jason R. Pascucci
Software Engineer, O.S. Integrity, Conversion/Migration Tools
News and Sys Admin, Postmaster, Hacker.
Disclaimer: I'm no Jack Kennedy.
Did you ever wonder why nobody bothered doing a GNUdist? :)