Ansible (was: Deploying perl code)

Eric Johnson londonpm at
Mon Aug 11 16:43:45 BST 2014

Have you looked at Rex?  They have pretty good docs:

Its a deployment type tool vaguely like ansible/puppet/chef/salt/whatever
and its written in Perl and it looks pretty nice.  I've personally never
used Rex for real anywhere though.

I wrote up a little intro to using rex (the comments might be interesting

On Mon, Aug 11, 2014 at 9:37 AM, Andrew Beverley <andy at> wrote:

> On Fri, 2014-07-25 at 12:08 +0200, James Laver wrote:
> > On 25 Jul 2014, at 11:54, Andrew Beverley <andy at> wrote:
> >
> > > The main problem is that it seems to be a victim of its own success:
> > > there is a huge backlog of merge requests. I'd like to provide some
> > > simple patches to a couple of modules to make them work better for me,
> > > but have little hope that they'd be merged this side of Christmas. I
> > > provided a really simple patch a while ago - it's not been touched and
> > > now no longer merges cleanly.
> >
> > I won't even try and submit a patch after my experience reporting a
> > documentation bug.
> [...]
> So, I'm now fed-up with the way Ansible is being developed. However, I
> do like it as a tool, so wondered whether anybody has any interest in
> developing a Perl equivalent? Probably a layer on top of Tak to create a
> higher level playbook-type environment. Or does something similar
> already exist?
> Andy

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