Folding long lines in Ansible inventory files

Sun 07 February 2016 by Lars Kellogg-Stedman Tags ansible pull-request

If you have an Ansible inventory file that includes lots of per host variables, it's not unusual for lines to get long enough that they become unwieldly, particularly if you want to discuss them in an email or write about them in some context (e.g., a blog post).

I've …

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Systemd-nspawn for fun and...well, mostly for fun

Sun 07 February 2016 by Lars Kellogg-Stedman Tags systemd containers qemu raspberrypi

systemd-nspawn has been called "chroot on steroids", but if you think of it as Docker with a slightly different target you wouldn't be far wrong, either. It can be used to spawn containers on your host, and has a variety of options for configuring the containerized environment through the use …

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Installing pyspatialite on Fedora

Tue 17 November 2015 by Lars Kellogg-Stedman Tags fedora gis

If you should find yourself wanting to install pyspatialite on Fedora -- perhaps because you want to use the Processing plugin for QGIS -- you will first need to install the following dependencies:

  • gcc
  • python-devel
  • sqlite-devel
  • geos-devel
  • proj-devel
  • python-pip
  • redhat-rpm-config

After which you can install pyspatialite using pip by running:

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Ansible 2.0: New OpenStack modules

This is the second in a loose sequence of articles looking at new features in Ansible 2.0. In the previous article I looked at the Docker connection driver. In this article, I would like to provide an overview of the new-and-much-improved suite of modules for interacting with an OpenStack …

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Automatic git cache

Mon 19 October 2015 by Lars Kellogg-Stedman Tags git

This post is in response to a comment someone made on irc earlier today:

[I] would really like a git lookaside cache which operated on an upstream repo, but pulled objects locally when they're available

In this post I present a proof-of-concept solution to this request. Please note that thisand …

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