Video Screencast Help

BUG BUG: Stop putting dynamic data in AEX configuration file

Created: 25 Mar 2011 • Updated: 25 Mar 2011
nixfu's picture
1 Agree
0 Disagree
+1 1 Vote
Login to vote

We push all our systems configuration files out from a central repoistroy on our linux systems.

 

But the AEX client keeps CHANGING the file so our system keeps rechanging it back. 

Why?

Someone decided it would be a good idea to keep some dynamic data in the CONFIGURATION file.  Two timestamp variables are updated in the config file constanty by the client and that makes this suddenly a dyamic file that can't be centrally managed.

basicinv_last_sent
policies_last_updated

 

WHY would a developer not think maybe a timestamp would be a good thing to store in a different location than the place where the entire rest of the client configuration is stored??!