Is it possible to make a new Manifest (in addition to Stable/Testing/Unstable)?

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Victor Moroz

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Dec 4, 2013, 10:06:25 AM12/4/13
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Hello again all,

Simian has been working just fine and dandy for a while now. We have successfully deployed it to most of our clients (except the one behind the proxy, we're testing a regular munki setup there) and all is well.

I am wondering though, is it possible to create new Manifests on the server?

I'm interested in the idea of making a client/location specific manifest. I.E. Stable/Testing/Client_Office_1/Client_office_2 that sort of thing. I do not see that as an option in the server, and suspect it is not in the code, but it cant hurt to ask.

Thanks for the hard work!

Justin McWilliams

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Dec 4, 2013, 11:48:42 AM12/4/13
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Victor,

While it would be technically possible by modifying the code, it would likely not be an easy extension.

Such a use case can be solved by using Dynamic Manifests.  Place items in the regular unstable/testing/stable catalogs, but in no manifests by default, then add manifest modifications for particular users, hosts, tags (groups of hosts), os versions, or (as defined in the client configuration) sites: https://code.google.com/p/simian/wiki/DynamicManifests

Does this help?

- Justin


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Victor Moroz

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Dec 4, 2013, 2:54:51 PM12/4/13
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Justin,

Thanks. I'll look into that.

Kevin Murimi

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Jun 29, 2017, 8:31:18 AM6/29/17
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This fix by Victor totally worked for me. Thanks
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