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[tekwalk] Creating RPM of MCollective for Ruby1.9

Posted in AbhishekKr, Blogroll, tutorial with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 10, 2012 by abhishekkr [11/June/2012]

Clone the latest branch from GitHub repo for MCollective
$ git clone git://

Removing Ruby 1.8 version specification from RedHat Spec
$ sed -i ‘s/.*ruby.abi.*//g’ ext/redhat/mcollective.spec

from the changes 11/Jun/2011 : marionette-collective/commit/ba86f7762d
the lines removed by above command are
BuildRequires: ruby(abi) = 1.8
Requires: ruby(abi) = 1.8

Removing Rubygem…..

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[tekwalk] MCollective can’t handle Puppet ~ just like psychotic love stories

Posted in ABK Labs, Blogroll with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 10, 2012 by abhishekkr [5-March-2012]

Past 2 months, I’ve been in pain due to the psychotic love story of MCollective and Puppet.

YES, they are very helpful products to automate configuration management and orchestrate metadata-based multicast-ed actions.

YES, they are now under the same organization PuppetLabs which is whole-heartedly working to improve them so they could retain their status in the started-to-glamour-izing DevOps domain. So, both of them will improve a lot.

But, first of all.
If you don’t properly test your corporate-aiming projects over Ruby1.9.x; please do post a big notice on your projects page or at least on first page of your amazing Doc.
My story for past few weeks:
I start using a project…..

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[tekwalk] Puppet ain’t sweet anymore & Marionette-Collective hopeful

Posted in ABK Labs, Blogroll with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 10, 2012 by abhishekkr [22-February-2012]

its a fine piece of utility working mostly fine, but my luck….. mostly end up getting blocked in my tasks by the flaws in library/utility/framework 😦

Puppet ain’t sweet.

Why? What happened? Puppet is Good.
Puppet has been there in the wild for a long time (at-least more than 5yrs) now as compared to the closest competitor to it ‘Chef’.
Saying it out-loud the feel I’m getting using them lately ~ as if it is acting like an old pop-artist trying to put out a lot at-once to maintain their superiority over upcoming rockstars.
I’ve used their older service before which wasn’t much glossy (at design level) but a lot more stable and composed at implementation…..

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