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Bug#118726: ITP: cfengine2 -- Tool for configuring and maintaining network machines

Package: wnpp
Version: N/A; reported 2001-11-08
Severity: wishlist

* Package name    : cfengine2
  Version         : 2.0.a14
  Upstream Author : Mark Burgess <mark@iu.hio.no>
* URL             : http://www.cfengine.org/
* License         : GPL version 2
  Description     : Tool for configuring and maintaining network machines

 This package contains an ALPHA version of cfengine version 2.
 The author claims that it's at least as stable as cfengine 1.6
 but your milage may vary.
 The main purpose of cfengine is to allow the system administrator
 to create a single central file which will define how every host
 on a network should be configured.
 cfengine is also useful as an interpreter for a general scripting
 language for ordinary users.  It is handy for tidying up junk files
 and for maintaining `watchdog' scripts to manage access rights and
 permissions on files when collaborating with other users.
 It takes a while to set up cfengine for a network (especially an
 already existing network), but once that is done you will wonder
 how you ever lived without it!

I've spoken with Tollef Fog Heen, the maintainer of the 'cfengine'
package, and he's happy for me to do this.

[Please Cc me on followups]

Andrew Stribblehill <ads@debian.org>
Systems programmer, IT Service, University of Durham, England

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