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2016-09-08

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2016-07-16

(R)?ex 1.4.1 released, fixing many bugs. See the release notes for more details.

2016-03-07

(R)?ex 1.4.0 released, containing lots of goodies. See the release notes for more details.

2015-09-04

(R)?ex 1.3.3 released, fixing a bunch of bugs. See the release notes for more details.

2015-06-22

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2015-06-17

(R)?ex 1.3.2 released, fixing issues related to file manipulation when run on BSDs. See the release notes for more details.

2015-06-08

(R)?ex 1.3.1 released, fixing Rex::Commands::DB related tests.

2015-05-27

Read the second part of "Rex in practice" series about Test-driven infrastructure.

2015-05-09

repositor.io 1.1.0 released. repositor.io is a repository management tool for apt, yum, yast and docker. This is a bugfix release with fixes for ubuntu and centos7 installation media mirroring.

2015-05-03

(R)?ex 1.2.0 released. See the release notes for more details.

2015-03-27

View the slides of the talk An introduction to Rex from Andy Beverley.

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Release notes for 0.40

Common

Added basic CMDB interface.

The first CMDB module is based on YAML files. With this change there will be also a default environment under which rex runs. The default environment is named * drum roll * "default".

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use Cwd 'getcwd';
use Rex::CMDB;

set cmdb => {
   type => "YAML",
   path => getcwd() . "/cmdb",
};

task "prepare", sub {
   my $vhosts = get cmdb "vhosts";
};

This will search the given cmdb path for the following files (in the named order):

  1. cmdb/$environment/$server.yml
  2. cmdb/$environment/default.yml
  3. cmdb/$server.yml
  4. cmdb/default.yml

If it find the value for "vhosts" in one of these files, it will return that value and exit the search.

VirtualBox

It is now possible to use VirtualBox in headless mode on MacOSX and Linux.

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set  virtualization => { 
   type => "VBox",
   headless => TRUE
};

task "foo", sub {
    vm start => "myvm";
};

If you're using Rex/Boxes you can set this option in your YAML file.

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type: VBox
vbox:
   headless: true
vms:
   www01:
      url: http://box.rexify.org/box/ubuntu-server-12.10-amd64.ova
      network:
         1:
            type: bridged
            bridge: eth0
      setup: setup_frontend

INI style group files

From Franky Van Liedekerke.

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; my group file
[frontends]
fe01
fe02

fe03
fe04
fe05

# the backends
[backends]
be01
be02
;be03
be04

[db]
db[01..02]
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use Rex::Group::Lookup::INI;

groups_file "file.ini";

Source global /etc/profile

There is a new setting called source_global_profile. This will source /etc/profile before every run() command.

On some systems this is needed because the user's profile (.bashrc, .bash_profile) doesn't source the global file. Before you use this function consider changing your .bashrc.

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source_global_profile TRUE;

Bugs

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