The installation of Bcfg2 on a specific distribution depends on the package management tool and the availability of the package in the distribution’s repository.
pacman -S bcfg2 bcfg2-server
Packages of Bcfg2 are available for Debian Lenny, Debian Squeeze, and Debian Sid. The fastest way to get Bcfg2 onto your Debian system is to use apt-get or aptitude.
sudo aptitude install bcfg2 bcfg2-server
If you want to use unofficial packages from Bcfg2 see the instructions at CustomDebianRepository.
The fastest way to get Bcfg2 packages onto your Fedora system is to use yum or PackageKit. Yum will pull in all dependencies of Bcfg2 automatically.
su -c 'yum install bcfg2-server bcfg2'
Be aware that the latest release of Bcfg2 may only be available for the Development release of Fedora (Rawhide). With the activation of the Rawhide repository of Fedora you will be able to install it.
su -c 'yum install --enablerepo=rawhide bcfg2-server bcfg2'
This way is not recommended on production systems. Only for testing.
Early in July 2008, Bcfg2 was added to the Gentoo portage tree. So far it’s still keyworded for all architectures, but we are actively working to get it marked as stable.
If you don’t use portage to install Bcfg2, you’ll want to make sure you have all the prerequisites installed first. For a server, you’ll need:
Clients will need at least:
Bcfg2 can be installed either via MacPorts or by creating a native OS X package.
Once macports is installed:
port install bcfg2
First, make sure you have Xcode installed as you need packagemaker which comes bundled in the Developer tools.
Clone the git source:
git clone git://git.mcs.anl.gov/bcfg2.git
Change to the osx directory and type make. Your new package should be located at bcfg2-$VERSION.pkg (where $VERSION is that which is specified in setup.py).
While you can go about building all these things from source, this section will try and meet the dependencies using packages from EPEL . The el5 and the soon available el6 package should be compatible with CentOS 5.x/6.x and Scientific Linux.
[root@centos ~]# rpm -Uvh http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/epel/5/i386/epel-release-5-4.noarch.rpm
Install the bcfg2-server and bcfg2 RPMs:
[root@centos ~]# yum install bcfg2-server bcfg2
The latest package for el5 is only available in the testing repository.
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