[clug] Local configuration on a non-homogeneous LAN

Brenton Ross rossb at fwi.net.au
Fri Jun 21 14:37:17 UTC 2019

On Sat, 2019-06-22 at 00:14 +1000, Bryan Kilgallin via linux wrote:
> Dear Brenton:
> The user's files will be stored on the server and made available via
> NFS - this is where I am foreseeing some issues that I would like
> some
> opinions on.
> As I mentioned, the clients will be mostly different from each other
> -
> some Scientific Linux, Fedora, Ubuntu, and others. They might also be
> at different releases. Basically the operating systems will be
> tailored
> to the software installed on each machine.
> It occurs to me that a lot of software stores its user specific
> configurations in the ~/.config and ~/.local directories.
> Store the application software on the central server.
> -- 
> members.iinet.net.au/~kilgallin/
Thanks for the thoughts, but:
That would defeat the point of the exercise.
I want to have different versions and libraries installed on the
clients as that is what the application software needs.

For example: I am developing VICI against Scientific Linux as that will
guarantee that it will build on Red Hat and other older systems.
However there are other programs that simply will not run on SL7 as it
is too old. For them I need Fedora or Ubuntu.

Further, I will be wanting to test VICI (and other stuff) on a range of
clients, so a common repository for the software is not really an

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