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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 0.54.3

These are the changes in 0.54 release.

We want to thank every contributor that makes this release possible.

Common

path_map - variable path mapping

path_map is a new feature developed by Erik Huelsmann to ease the management of files for different hosts. In the past, if you wanted to upload a file (for example /etc/security/access.conf) to your servers and wanted to have different access.conf files per environment, or for a special host, you had to build this logic by yourself. With the path_map feature you only have to define the lookup path and Rex is doing this for you.

use Rex -feature => ['0.54'];

set path_map => {
    "files/" => [
        "files/{environment}/{hostname}/", "files/{environment}/",
        "files/{hostname}/",
    ],
    "templates/" => [
        "templates/{environment}/{hostname}/", "templates/{environment}/",
        "templates/{hostname}/",
    ],
};

task "setup",
  group => "frontends",
  sub {
    file "/etc/security/access.conf",
      source => "files/etc/security/access.conf",
      owner  => "root",
      group  => "root",
      mode   => 644;

    file "/etc/ntp.conf",
      content => template("templates/etc/ntp.conf"),
      owner   => "root",
      group   => "root",
      mode    => 644;
  };

This example will search for the files it should upload or process as templates in the following direction:

Given:

Lookup-Path:

And for the template it is just the same:

You can use any variable that the inventory can gather from the system.

Cloud

Bugfixes

Rex::Test

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