System provisioning using BASH (for Debian/Ubuntu based systems)
System provisioning tool using BASH scripting.
Currently only compatible with Ubuntu based linux systems (base requirements are the
apt package manager and
upstart) and primarily tested with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.
This is most definitely a work in progress, and I would only recommend the truly fearless of heart even try using it now :)
[sudo] wget -O bashinate[sudo] chmod a+x bashinate
If you are feeling adventurous and deploy a few node apps, then it might be worth checking out the Provisioning a Node Server How-to.
Bashinate is something I wrote to meet my own needs, both at work and play. It may or may not meet yours.
It is not designed as a replacement for chef, puppet, ansible, etc. It has a fairly narrow focus compared to these tools.
If you run bashinate as root it will assume "system provisioning mode" and install packages to
/opt/local/. If you run it as a normal user it will assume configuring your tools mode and install to
Building bashinate has been an exercise in learning BASH as much as it has been about making a lightweight system provisioning tool. If you spot something that could be done better then feel free to let me know via an issue or pull request.
Check your version of bashinate:
Get bashinate to update itself:
Remove cached scriptlets:
Until bashinate does some nice etag checking of cached scriptlets this is a must regularly. I'm pretty much running the following all of the time:
./bashinate clean && ./bashinate < system_recipe
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