Warsync 0.9.8 review

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Warsync is the program that initiates replication between the Warsync server and it's clients

License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
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Developer: Paul Baker
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Warsync is the program that initiates replication between the Warsync server and it's clients. Warsync is designed to be called from the command line of the Warsync server to initiate replication on demand. It can also be called from cron on the server to automate replication.

Warsync not only replicates files from the server to the client, but can also synchronize what software packages are installed on a Debian GNU/Linux system.

Warsync determines what files to replicate by processing the /etc/warsync/filepacks.d directory on the sever. This directory contains filepacks which are simple text files that contain lists of the files and directories that should be replicated.


On a Debian GNU/Linux system, the best way to install Warsync is to download the Debian package. Once downloaded it can be installed easily with dpkg.

dpkg -i warsync_0.9.8_all.deb

If you receive an error about missing dependencies, a quick call to apt-get will fix that up.

apt-get -f install

Warsync can also be installed manual from the source tarball, although this method has not been tested. A from source installation would go something like this:

tar zxvf warsync_0.9.8.tar.gz
cd warsync-0.9.8
perl Makefile.PL
make install

What's New in This Release:
Filepack replication introduced.
Debian package snapshot improvements.
Output improvments. -q and -v actually mean something along with special handling when run from non-tty (such as cron).
Real documentation! See warsync-howto manpage.

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