[OpenIndiana-discuss] Please stop retrofitting packages to require live images
carlsonj at workingcode.com
Sat Feb 18 16:42:27 UTC 2012
On 2/17/2012 8:47 PM, Jason J. W. Williams wrote:
> This is a huge issue for Chef and Puppet. The reason is that when pkg
> creates a new BE for a package, Chef/Puppet make the configuration
> file changes in the currently live BE. When you reboot, you end up
> with an inconsistent environment missing all of the changes Chef
> deployed simply because pkg decided a new BE was required. So far
> I've just been culling those package from Chef's control that cause
> the issue, but GCC is not one I can do that with.
Rather than hacking around the problem by eliminating the useful BE
creation process, why not fix the broken Chef/Puppet behavior?
Modifying the current configuration makes no sense here.
James Carlson 42.703N 71.076W <carlsonj at workingcode.com>
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