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Are there any patch managers or tools that could

  1. centrally manage multiple Raspberry/Raspbian OS?
  2. patch kernel/os/packages/application, selectively or whole.
  3. Agents if any will need to be able to run on ARM processors.
  4. managed repository locally, as internet access can be quite restrictive.

note: testing with spacewalk, manage to patch packages, not at kernel (pls let me know if anybody manage this),moving on with any recommendation.

Thanks. vincent.

  • What kind of patching? Could you give some examples? If it's just a case of syncing files you could use rsync. Also, have you seen this previous question: serverfault.com/questions/387986/… – CL22 Oct 25 '16 at 7:54
  • If its managing few raspberry pi's on a network and set rules/apply patches on systems tied to a network you can look at PiNet. – Varad A G Oct 25 '16 at 8:24
  • hi Jodes, for patching, i am looking at kernel, os level patches, down to application level patches, the issue most patch managers is ARM support, which i believe is not supported by puppet or chef. – vincent Oct 25 '16 at 8:54
  • Please edit details into the question, not comments. Have you checked what "you believe" about puppet and chef? I don't use either of them but I believe someone I know uses the former on Raspbian, and a quick check of apt search puppet confirms it is available (and so is chef). – goldilocks Oct 25 '16 at 12:56
  • Try Saltstack if you want a complicated solution. ClusterSSH is an alternative too – Orphans Oct 25 '16 at 14:02

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