We discussed a problem of splitting LNST recipes into multiple files.
This is, at the moment, supported by LNST in the form of source
attributes. If you'd like to put a part of your recipe to a different
file you can do this like this:
This works however the problem is it doesn't help with code duplication
because there is no (non-obscure) way of passing parameters to the
We discussed this and came up with the following proposal. We could
remove the source attribute completely and use a different tag called
<include what="machine" source="abc.xml">
<option name="ip" value="192.168.1.2"/>
Includes like this one could have params/options child tag. These
parameters would then be defined as aliases in the included part of the
A way to add parameters to included snippets woud allow us to reuse
different parts of the recipe for different purposes/machines. Now you
can split the file into multiple files, but if you have two machines
with exactly the same configuration and only different ip addresses, you
need to keep the config twice. That is really inefficient.
Anybody has any ideas/suggestions about this? I personally think, that
the <include> tag would be very useful, but I'm not really sure about
the format. It seems quite long to me. However, I'm not sure how to make
it shorter and still keep it nicely readable.
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