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ntp example

Author: Jason Pepas

Here is a series of example configurations for bcfg2, each introducing another layer of functionality.

  • After each change, run 'bcfg-repo-validate -v'.
  • Run the server with 'bcfg2-server -v'.
  • Update the client with 'bcfg2 -v -d -n'. (will not actually make client changes)

package only

Our example starts with the bare minimum configuration setup. We have a client, a profile group, a list of packages, and a base configuration.

 # cat Metadata/clients.xml 
 <Clients version='3.0'>
 <Client profile='fedora' pingable='N' pingtime='0' name=''/>

 # cat Metadata/groups.xml 
 <Groups version='3.0'>
 <Group profile='true' name='fedora' toolset='rh'/>

 # cat Base/base.xml 
 <Package name='ntp'/>

 # cat Pkgmgr/packages.xml
 <PackageList type='rpm' priority='0'>
 <Package name='ntp' version='4.2.0.a.20050816-11.FC5'/>

add service

Configure the service, and add it to the base.

 # cat Svcmgr/services.xml 
 <Services priority='0'>
 <Service name='ntpd' status='on'/>

 # cat Base/base.xml 
 <Package name='ntp'/>
 <Service name='ntpd'/>

add config file

Setup an etc directory structure, and add it to the base.

 # cat Cfg/etc/ntp.conf/ntp.conf 

 # cat Base/base.xml 
 <Package name='ntp'/>
 <Service name='ntpd'/>
 <ConfigFile name='/etc/ntp.conf'/>

create a bundle

The above configuration layout works fine for a single service, but that method of organization would quickly become a nightmare as you approach the number of packages, services, and config files required to represent a fully configured host. Bundles allow the grouping of related configuration entries that are used to provide a single service. This is done for several reasons:

  • Grouping related things in one place makes it easier to add those entries for a multiple groups of clients
  • Grouping entries into bundles makes their validation occur collectively. This means that config files can override the contents of packages. Also, config files are rechecked after packages are upgraded, so that they can be repaired if the package install clobbered them.
  • Services associated with a bundle get restarted whenever any entity in that bundle is modified. This ensures that new configuration files and software are used after installation.

The config file, package, and service are really all related components describing the idea of an ntp client, so they should be logically grouped together. We use a bundle to accomplish this.

 # cat Bundler/ntp.xml
 <Bundle name='ntp' version='2.0'>
 <Package name='ntp'/>
 <Service name='ntpd'/>
 <ConfigFile name='/etc/ntp.conf'/>

After this bundle is created, it must be associated with a group (or groups). Add a bundle child element to the group(s) which should install this bundle.

 # cat Metadata/groups.xml
 <Group name='fedora'>
   <Bundle name='ntp'/>

Once this bundle is created, a client reconfigure will install these entries. If any are modified, then the ntpd service will be restarted. If you only want ntp configurations to be updated (and nothing else), the bcfg2 client can be run with a -b <bundle name> option that will only update entries in the specified bundle.

mysql example

Author: Patrick Ruckstuhl

I had some time ago to continue with putting my configuration into bcfg2 and maybe this helps someone else.

I added a new bundle:

<Bundle name="mysql-server" version="3.0">
   <ConfigFile name="/root/bcfg2-install/mysql/"/>
   <ConfigFile name="/root/bcfg2-install/mysql/users.sql"/>
   <PostInstall name="/root/bcfg2-install/mysql/"/>
   <Package name="mysql-server-4.1"/>
   <Service name="mysql"/>

The script looks like this:


mysql --defaults-extra-file=/etc/mysql/debian.cnf mysql \
    < /root/bcfg2-install/mysql/users.sql

On debian there is a user account in /etc/mysql/debian.cnf automatically created, but you could also create such a file yourself, with contents like:

host     = localhost
user     = debian-sys-maint
password = XXXXXXXXXX

The users.sql looks like this:

INSERT INTO db VALUES ('localhost', 'phpmyadmin', 'pma', 'Y', 'Y',
'Y', 'Y', 'N', 'N', 'N', 'N', 'N', 'N', 'N', 'N');

DELETE FROM user WHERE User <> 'debian-sys-maint';
INSERT INTO user VALUES ('localhost', 'root', 'XXXXXXXXXXX', 'Y', 'Y',
'Y', 'Y', 'Y', 'Y', 'Y', 'Y', 'Y', 'Y', 'Y', 'Y', 'Y', 'Y', 'Y', 'Y',
'Y', 'Y', 'Y', 'Y', 'Y', '', '', '', '', 0, 0, 0);
INSERT INTO user VALUES ('localhost', 'pma', '', 'N', 'N', 'N', 'N',
'N', 'N', 'N', 'N', 'N', 'N', 'N', 'N', 'N', 'N', 'N', 'N', 'N', 'N',
'N', 'N', 'N', '', '', '', '', 0, 0, 0);