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News

2021-03-05
Rex-1.13.3

The Rex-1.13.3 release is now available on CPAN. It contains documentation updates, and a fix for debconf parsing. Behind the scenes, CI was migrated over to GitHub Actions as well.

2020-12-05
Rex-1.13.2

The Rex-1.13.2 release is now available on CPAN. It contains only documentation updates, mostly for the built-in template capabilities, but also fixes a few typos.

2020-11-05
Rex-1.13.1

Happy 10th birthday, Rex!

The Rex-1.13.1 release is now available on CPAN. It is focusing on CMDB bugfixes and documentation, while also fixing a missing feature flag. Upgrade is recommended for all users.

2020-10-05
Rex-1.13.0

The Rex-1.13.0 release is now available on CPAN. It adds on_no_change hooks for file management commands to trigger further actions when files are left unchanged. Upgrade is recommended for all users.

2020-09-05
Rex-1.12.2

The Rex-1.12.2 release is now available on CPAN. It fixes various regressions, as well as bugs around file management. Upgrade is highly recommended for all users.

Events

2021-03-08
Learning automation using Rex

Ferenc Erki (FErki) will be the guest of Gábor Szabó on the next Code Maven live stream to learn about automation using Rex. Register for the free event via Code Maven or Meetup, and join the discussion!

2020-03-05
Unexpected use cases with Rex

Unexpected use cases with Rex at the 22nd German Perl/Raku Workshop 2020 in Erlangen by Ferenc Erki (FErki).

2019-11-09
Rex & Friends

Rex & Friends talk at the Barcelona Perl & Friends 2019 by Ferenc Erki (FErki).

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Release notes for 0.17

Rex

task "prepare", "server1", "server2", sub {
<span class="hljs-comment"># if solaris, install apache-22 from Blastwave</span><span class="hljs-comment">

install package => "apache-22"; };

Or, if you want to use OpenCSW

<pre><code class="hljs"><span class="hljs-comment"># in the base section of your Rexfile</span><span class="hljs-comment">

package_provider_for SunOS => "OpenCSW";

task "prepare", "server1", "server2", sub {

<span class="hljs-comment"># if solaris, install apache-22 from OpenCSW</span><span class="hljs-comment">

install package => "apache-22"; };

Or, for Solaris 11, use the built-in "pkg" Package Management:

    # in the base section of your Rexfile
    package_provider_for SunOS => "pkg";

    task "prepare", "server1", "server2", sub {

      # if solaris, install apache-22 from built-in pkg
      install package => "apache-22";
    };
<pre><code class="hljs">-   Custom providers <span class="hljs-keyword">for</span> service management

<span class="hljs-keyword">For</span> example with Solaris, <span class="hljs-keyword">if</span> you want to <span class="hljs-keyword">use</span> the old init-style service management you don'<span class="hljs-string">t need to specify anything.</span>    </code></pre>perl
    task "prepare-services", "server1", "server2", sub {
        service ssh => "restart";
    };
<pre><code class="hljs"><span class="hljs-string">    But, if you want to use the newer SVCADM management use this:</span>    </code></pre>perl
    # in the base section of your Rexfile
    service_provider_for SunOS => "svcadm";

    task "prepare-services", "server1", "server2", sub {
        service ssh => "restart";
    };
<pre><code class="hljs"><span class="hljs-string">-   Added *operating\_system\_version()* to get the OS version.</span>    </code></pre>perl
    task "prepare", "server1", "server2", sub {
        if ( operating_system_version() < 10 ) {
            say "too old...";
        }
    };
    ```

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