Hudson: now in a Debian package near you

Hudson: now in a Debian package near you
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Packages are your friend. Really. If you’ve done systems admin for a while, you’ll realise that it’s worth the effort to do installations via a package. There’s 2 main benefits to my mind:

  • You can easily remove the software later, upgrade it, or both
  • In some systems you can also get checksums for the installed files – on Solaris systems for example you can run the ‘pkgchk’ command and verify that all of your software is intact.

So I’m quite pleased to see that the Hudson project now builds Debian packages. Nice work, people. I might get around to evaluating it properly now.

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