[wpkg-users] WPKG vs OCS

Jon Goldberg jon at palantetech.coop
Mon Mar 9 22:18:55 CET 2015

Agreed.  I use OCS for inventory management, but use WPKG for package
management.  The packaging process seemed needlessly complex with OCS.

That said, we're currently exploring Puppet as a replacement for WPKG,
with PuppetDB taking the place of OCS.  This is largely to have better
support for clients who aren't connected to a central server (e.g.
remote laptop users), to have built-in support for certificate-based
authentication, and to link with our wider Puppet-based architecture for

We have the basic functionality in place, with a couple of packages
installing via Puppet.  Hopefully in a few weeks we can share some
initial impressions.


Jon Goldberg, Palante Technology Cooperative
jon at palantetech.coop
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Phone: 888-481-3655 x101

On 03/09/2015 04:09 PM, Carlos R. Pasqualini wrote:
> El lun, 09-03-2015 a las 15:48 +0100, Cedric Frayssinet escribió:
>> Hi !
>> Some people on our organization plan to deploy softwares with OCS. We
>> already use WPKG and we are happy with it.
>> Do you have some comparative studies between this 2 softwares ?
>> Thanks a lot !
>> Cedric
> Hi
> I don't think the subject need to be 'Vs.', i prefer to say 'coupled
> with..'
> I had deployed OCS using WPKG, but never deployed a script or package
> trough OCS yet. As i can see in the docs i can use OCS for things that
> WPKG can't, like run a script or program on a target host which is
> already running and not to wait for the next reboot or a scheduled task
> of WPKG; indeed y can execute wpkg from OCS.
> Both coupled it's far better than one or the other, i think
> Best Regards!
> Charly
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