Poorly Documented Dependencies

Few things irritate me more than poorly documented dependencies. If your tool or software documentation states you can install your widget with one command and it does not work you are probably annoying people. Consider this a running list of tools and their often not well documented dependency chains. Feel free to chime in with your examples in the comments. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Ansible [Read More]

Got Badlock? Ansible Can Help

Badlock might not be bad for all. If you are using Ansible you can patch your systems with a single playbook (or ad hoc command). For RPM based OS users Badlock (samba) patching is as easy as: ansible -m shell -a "yum update *samba*" all (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Or you can be very granular and use an Ansible Playbook to audit and patch samba packages: — - hosts: all tasks: - name: Check if samba packages are installed shell: “yum list installed samba | awk ‘! [Read More]