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bcfg2 - Bcfg2 client tool
bcfg2 runs the Bcfg2 configuration process on the current host. This
process consists of the following steps.
- Fetch and execute probes
- Upload probe results
- Fetch the client configuration
- Check the current client state
- Attempt to install the desired configuration
- Upload statistics about the Bcfg2 execution and client state
- Configure everything except the given bundle(s).
- -C configfile
- Specify alternate bcfg2.conf location.
- -D drivers
- Specify a comma-delimited set of Bcfg2 tool drivers. NOTE: only drivers
listed will be loaded. (e.g., if you do not include POSIX, you
will be unable to verify/install Path entries).
- -E encoding
- Specify the encoding of config files.
- Run bcfg2 in interactive mode. The user will be prompted before each
- Omit lock check.
- Run bcfg2 in paranoid mode. Diffs will be logged for configuration files
marked as paranoid by the Bcfg2 server.
- Run bcfg2 in "bundle quick" mode, where only entries in a bundle
are verified or installed. This runs much faster than -q, but doesn't
provide statistics to the server at all. In order for this option to work,
the -b option must also be provided. This option is incompatible with
- -R retrycount
- Specify the number of times that the client will attempt to retry network
- -S server
- Manually specify the server location (as opposed to using the value in
bcfg2.conf). This should be in the format
- Do not configure independent entries.
- -b bundles
- Run only the specified colon-delimited set of bundles.
- -c cachefile
- Cache a copy of the configuration in cachefile.
- Specifiy the path to the SSL CA certificate.
- Enable debugging output.
- When in verbose mode, display extra entry information.
- -f path
- Configure from a file rather than querying the server.
- Print usage information.
- Run in bulletproof mode. This currently only affects behavior in the
debian toolset; it calls apt-get update and clean and dpkg --configure
- -l decisionmode
- Run the client in the specified decision list mode ("whitelist"
or "blacklist"), or "none", which can be used in order
to override the decision list mode specified in bcfg2.conf). This approach
is needed when particular changes are deemed "high risk". It
gives the ability tocentrally specify these changes, but only install them
on clients when administrator supervision is available. Because
collaborative configuration is one of the remaining hard issues in
configuration management, these issues typically crop up in environments
with several administrators and much configuration variety. (This setting
will be ignored if the -f option is also specified).
- Run bcfg2 in dry-run mode. No changes will be made to the system.
- -o logfile
- Writes a log to the specified path.
- -p profile
- Assert a profile for the current client.
- Run bcfg2 in quick mode. Package checksum verification won't be performed.
This mode relaxes the constraints of correctness, and thus should only be
used in safe conditions.
- -r mode
- Cause bcfg2 to remove extra configuration elements it detects. Mode is one
of "all", "Services", "Packages", or
"Users". "all" removes all extra entries.
"Services", "Packages", and "Users" remove
only the extra configuration elements of the respective type.
("Services" actually just disables extra services, since they
can't be removed, and "Users" removes extra POSIXUser and
- -s servicemode
- Set bcfg2 interaction level for services. Default behavior is to modify
all services affected by reconfiguration. "build" mode attempts
to stop all services started. "disabled" suppresses all attempts
to modify services.
- Specify the path to the SSL certificate.
- Colon-delimited list of acceptable SSL server Common Names.
- Specify the path to the SSL key.
- -u user
- Attempt to authenticate as 'user'.
- -t timeout
- Set the timeout (in seconds) for client communication. Default is 90
- Run bcfg2 in verbose mode.
- -x password
- Use 'password' for client communication.
- Only configure independent entries, ignore bundles.