(R)?ex the friendly automation framework



The Rex-1.8.0 release is now available on CPAN, adding initial support to manage Void Linux systems.


The Rex-1.7.1 release is now available on CPAN, fixing a Windows testing issue, and updating some docs.


The Rex-1.7.0 release is now available on CPAN.

Deprecating official Rex packages

As part of our efforts to simplify maintenance around RexOps projects, we have decided to stop building Rex packages on our side. We recommend relying on OS packages maintained by the various distributions in their respective upstream repositories, or to install Rex from CPAN.

Post-migration updates & clean-up

Over the course of the past weeks many clean-ups have been done, reaping the benefits provided by our new Statocles-based site:



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Release notes for 1.8.0

This is a new minor release, most notably adding initial support to manage Void Linux systems. Upgrade is recommended for all users.

We would like to welcome Leah Neukirchen as new contributor, and many thanks to all contributors who made this release possible!

Release highlights

Initial support to manage Void Linux systems

It is now possible to manage packages and services on Void Linux systems.

New features

If really needed, it could be tuned using e.g. set waitpid_blocking_sleep_time => 0.001; (time in seconds). Setting it to a low value might help speed up cases when Rex is managing the local machine, and higher values might help on high latency networks. Default is 0.1s.



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