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    Pack Up the Wagon, We're Going Offline

    by Nir Cohen Follow 0 Followers on  Jan 28, 2016

    Enterprise customers often have specific requirements and restrictions. Sometimes, an internet connection isn't always available, so traditional package management techniques don't work. Nir Cohen describes Wagon, which takes Python wheels, packages them together, adds metadata, and allows for offline extraction and installation.

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    Article Series: Configuration Management Tools

    by João Miranda Follow 2 Followers on  Jun 27, 2014

    Configuration management is the foundation that makes modern infrastructure possible. Tools that enable configuration management are required in the toolbox of any operations team, and many development teams as well. Although all the tools aim to solve the same basic set of problems, they adhere to different visions and exhibit different characteristics.

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    Purely Functional Configuration Management with Nix and NixOS

    by Eelco Dolstra Follow 0 Followers on  Jun 08, 2014

    This article gives a short introduction to NixOS, a Linux distribution, and to Nix, the package manager on which NixOS is based. These provide a declarative approach to configuration management with many advantages to users, such as strong reproducibility and atomic upgrades and rollbacks.