Direction for Conductor development scripts/tooling
morazi at redhat.com
Tue Aug 21 19:05:05 UTC 2012
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> I keep coming back to using puppet to handle the dev setup the more I
> think about it. Granted, I am probably biased, having used it for at
> least a man-year for better or worse :)
> Here's what I think we need to be able to do:
> 1. Install required dependencies in a platform-agnostic manner.
> can do this (yum for rpm-based, apt for deb-based,
> whatever-the-heck-mac-os-uses works too)
> 2. Clone dev-sources from upstream source (conductor, imagefactory,
> deltacloud, audrey, configure?)
For 1 & 2, I wonder if we really want/need a hard division between deps & dev sources.
I think it would be quite nice if we were able to switch between each src vs upstream packages in puppet. This would have some level of impact on how the component is configured (whether we need to move something to /etc/... vs <my_code_checkout_dir>/...). If we were to specify full-on dev mode, it might even be possible to do this as 'not root' from end-to-end, but that might require fairly intimate knowledge of the manifests to know when it is 'ok'. Might be more trouble than it is worth.
> 3. Drop any needed config files into the cloned source repos
> 4. Ad-hoc things to run (db:migrate, etc.)
> 5. Start services from source checkout
To me services is implying chkconfig or the like. Is it possible to run entirely non-root-ified assuming we don't care about things like proxying through apache and stuff like that.
> That's at a high level. The reason I really tend towards puppet is
> because in the details, there's a whole boatload of things that are
> inter-dependent on each other and need to happen in some sort of
> ordering, but at the same time need to be platform-agnostic. Puppet
> good at this. Other tools will be a bear to make functional across
> platforms and make sure all the dependencies are wired up properly.
> Maybe I'm in an optimistic mood, but I think a first pass at this is
> attainable within a single sprint.
Nice, I like it!
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