Re: how to upgrade dozens of debian servers
The "dsh" package might be worth a peek for this as well...
On Mon, 2002-11-18 at 14:28, Kirk Ismay wrote:
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> From: "Patrick Hsieh" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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> Sent: Thursday, November 14, 2002 6:40 PM
> Subject: how to upgrade dozens of debian servers
> > Hello list,
> > I have some debian servers and hav a pain when these is security upgrade
> > package available, for I have to check and upgrade them one by one, making
> > sure they are in safe status.
> > I wonder how the administrator manage dozens or even hundreds of debian
> > servers in this case? Any tool or administration tips?
> In a cron job I use the following to alert me when new packages are
> available for my systems:
> # update Debian package list
> 0 2 * * * /usr/bin/apt-get -q update
> # This produces a report of updated Debian packages
> 30 10 * * * /usr/bin/apt-get -s dist-upgrade | /bin/grep Inst
> This sends me an email for each system, so I know what needs an upgrade.
> When updates are available, I test them on a development system then deploy
> the upgrade on my systems one by one. I only have a dozen systems, so this
> works fairly well. You could write possibly write a script that ssh's to
> each system in turn and runs apt-get dist-upgrade on each one, but you might
> have to use expect or something to respond appropriately to apt's dialogs.
> Kirk Ismay
> System Administrator
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