Longstanding issues: structs & standalone Erlang

Romain Lenglet <>
Thu Feb 16 04:49:52 CET 2006

Douglas Philips wrote:
> On 2006 Feb 15, at 3:12 AM, Fredrik Thulin indited:
> > On Wednesday 15 February 2006 08:19, Douglas Philips wrote:
> > ...
> > Packaging modules/whatever that usually gets installed via
> > some other packaging system like for example CPAN is
> > _incredibly_ difficult and frustrating. It makes it easy to
> > install something if you have the time
> > to log into each server where you want that something
> > installed, and run a command or two, but it makes it waay
> > more complicated to manage things on a larger scale.
> I don't see how you can avoid that, since you have to run the
> packaging install commands on each machine, right?
> Or you can image/ghost one machine and unghost it n-hundred
> times with some customization (name, IP address, whatever)...
> Once you have to visit each machine to install some software,
> you can easily have a script that you scp in and execute.

On Debian (sorry, I am very Debian-centric... ;-)), Full 
Automatic Install, combined with cfengine (which is not 
Debian-specific), is a good solution that does not require to 
"visit" each machine explicitly to install software. There is no 
need to interact with a system, locally or remotely, to install 
the system from bare metal, and additional software. But this 
requires to have packages for every software to install.

Pr. Chiba Shigeru Group
Dept. of Mathematical and Computing Sciences
Tokyo Institute of Technology

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