[FRPythoneers] Fabric

Peter Lyons pete at peterlyons.com
Mon Jul 9 12:39:30 MDT 2012

Interesting. I've used a bunch of ops automation tools, plus spending about
6 years building them. Basically I also shy away from chef/puppet mostly
because I have a fairly strong distaste for ruby, but I also don't
want/need a full DB infrastructure and daemon running on every box.

So if I can use fabric to build a python based tool that reads server
configs from files stored in basic git repos and fabric deals with
coordinating the remote execution stuff, that seems pretty nice to me given
that I'm usually managing very small infrastructures. I do wish the command
line argument paradigm was more like normal shell CLI programs and less
modeled on python method arguments, though.


On Mon, Jul 9, 2012 at 12:32 PM, Paul Hummer <paul at eventuallyanyway.com>wrote:

> On Mon, Jul 9, 2012 at 7:33 AM, Peter Lyons <pete at peterlyons.com> wrote:
>> Anyone here using the Fabric library?
>> http://docs.fabfile.org/en/1.4.2/tutorial.html
>> Looks handy. Just wondering if anyone has tried it out for anything
>> non-trivial.
> I have a client that runs a blogging network, and all their sites are
> Wordpress sites.  I deploy new sites by creating a single new task.  I use
> it to instantly clear caches, reset sessions, etc.  Basically, I don't work
> on those sites outside of fabric.  My setup is pretty non-trivial.
> I like the idea of puppet, where you can keep track of configurations and
> such, but it requires that you install puppet on the boxes, and if you want
> to create master/slave, new boxes are a bit less easy to start up.  Fabric
> runs from your client, so you just have to have your configs and fabric
> installed on your machine.  If I could get puppet's config management in
> Fabric, it would be a pretty awesome solution.
> Cheers,
> Paul
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