Fedora Server Folks,
I think the group needs to focus on making things easier for 100% RPM Installs. RPM is the package manager for Fedora so applications SHOULD be deployable with 100% RPM-based installs and NOT require another system to get them running or configure them (e.g. chef, puppet, CFengine).
Here's a short list of things that I would like and would be rather easy to implement.
- Any daemon can be started and running with a "-on" package (e.g. httpd-on) just a wrapper with chkconfig on + service start
- /etc/fstab.d/ capability
- Moving /etc/yum.repos.d/*.repo files from fedora-release to an independent package that can optionally not be installed
in the kickstart. THIS IS A BIG SECURITY PET PEEVE OF MINE.
>> * Database server (both free and commercial).
>> s/commercial/proprietary/ I guess ?
We really need to fix the Oracle instant client mess. SpaceWalk tried but why can't Fedora make a really great wrapper RPM so that it just works. I'm sure most of you will say why can't Oracle just make good RPMs. I have my own wrapper but why make it so hard. Same with Perl-DBD-Oracle. This is a political effort more than technical. But, these are the kinds of things, I think, this group needs to work on. I am not proposing that Fedora host Oracle RPMs (wrong license) but work with Oracle to fix it for everyone in one place and just make it easy.
>> * Simplify management and
Bottom line I think Fedora should provide the running building block or even full running applications like TurnKey Linux with a nice default configuration. e.g. I need a running webserver "yum install httpd-on". I need a running database "yum install postgresql-server-on".
So, a web application spec simply requires: postgresql-server-on httpd-on and done!