Inspiration for long term package management
I'm exploring Puppet and over the past weeks have created a nice manifest that installs and configures all applications that I need over the two OS that we use. I can now spin up boxes real fast and keep configuration in sync, and that already solves a major problem!
However, with creating boxes out of the way, maintaining them is still an unknown for me. I'm not yet sure on a good Puppet strategy for managing package updates over a longer time.
Currently, I don't specify package versions, I just 'ensure' what I need to 'installed'. So ... (more)