Monthly Archives: April 2014

Building the cron component

lcfg-cron needed a number of changes to its packaging in order to get it to build to an RPM on both F20 and SL6. When a perl-based LCFG component is packaged into a Linux RPM, a copy of its documentation … Continue reading

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grub2

I’ve started work on writing a new LCFG component to manage the grub2 configuration on EL7. To assist with the switch over from the legacy version my aim is to be consistent with the previous grub component where possible. Some … Continue reading

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file component

We all love the LCFG file component, how would we survive without it? In a lightweight lcfg installation the file component is actually truly essential. Sadly it has a few bad quirks, the worst of which is that the component … Continue reading

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om access for non-root users

It’s always nice to be able to issue om commands as a normal user rather than having to be permanently logged in as root. In the fully managed DICE world we use the DICE::Authorize Perl module to do the authorisation. … Continue reading

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Bootstrapping the client

To work properly the LCFG client really needs the lcfg user and group to exist on the system. With a fully managed system we achieve this by using the LCFG auth component. On a “lightweight” system or one to which … Continue reading

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Firewall

I have seen a number of problems in F20 with daemons not being able to receive data even though they have successfully acquired a network port (e.g. the lcfg client and logserver). I had assumed this was something we had … Continue reading

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