Jesse, Thanks for sending this in. RPM support by the LDM package is poor to non-existant (as is support for Ubuntu's, BSD's, and Solaris's package management systems), so I appreciate what others do. > Tom, > > I received your email address from one of our LDM users at SSEC who > usually has us deploy LDM to systems for them. > > We've been distributing LDM onto our systems via puppet using a series > of commands in the module. This is a suboptimal method, so I went ahead > and built LDM RPMs instead and put them on our internal repositories. > > There are a few things that it'd be nice to control and so I thought > it'd be nice to reach out to you and see if you had any insight before i > > went ahead with something in the interest of making it as maintainable > as possible for future admins here: > > (1) the distribution includes <installdirectory>/etc with the source. > Right now, I just use a separate RPM to distribute that initially, then > have new LDM RPMs require it without a version (so that they don't > overwrite it), with the RPM not including etc in its manifest. Interesting solution! I'll have to make a note of it. > In order to activate a new version, I need to replace the runtime > directory (or symlink) via rpm or in a %postinstall scriptlet section. I > can do this method, but I want to first ask you if you feel like I'm > approaching this issue from the correct tack. If an RPM install has the ability to execute arbitrary commands as root, then you should look at the "make root-actions" target in the top-level "Makefile.am". It delegates to scripts in the top-level directory that could also be used by an RPM installation. > (2) LDM wants to write to syslog -- however, we manage our syslog > configurations globally and with our LDM module, we simply create a > rsyslog subdirectory file for it. We'd rather let puppet or rpm > postinstall scripts handle any necessary system configuration such as that. Could your solution for the "etc/" installation be used? I.e., have a separate "/etc/rsyslog.d/ldm.conf" distribution that the LDM distribution would depend on. Do you know if syslog(8) and syslog-ng(8) have this capability? > I don't see any methods for changing that in the configure script. Is > something like that available? We have workarounds in place to make ldm > work fine with rsyslog, but in the interest of transparency and > maintainability we'd like to clean it up. I see that the configure > script searches for the existence of rsyslog and finds it. When the script that modifies "/etc/rsyslog.conf" was created, the system logging daemon didn't have the capability to include configuration files in "/etc/rsyslog.d/" or that capability wasn't widely used. > Best > Jesse Stroik > University of Wisconsin > > > > Regards, Steve Emmerson Ticket Details =================== Ticket ID: YOM-591292 Department: Support LDM Priority: Normal Status: Closed
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