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NAME

       slack.conf - configuration file for slack

DESCRIPTION

       The   file   /etc/slack.conf  contains  configuration  information  for
       slack(8) and its backends.  It should contain  one  keyword-value  pair
       per  line,  separated  by an '=' sign.  Keywords must consist solely of
       capital letters and  underscores.   Values  may  take  any  appropriate
       format,  but must not begin with a space.  Comments start with '#', and
       all text from the '#' to the  end  of  a  line  is  ignored.   Trailing
       whitespace  on  lines  is  ignored.  Empty lines or lines consisting of
       only whitespace and comments are ignored.

       Valid keywords are:

       SOURCE The master source for slack roles.  It can be  in  one  of  four
              forms:

              o      /path/to/dir

                     Use a local directory.

              o      somehost:/path/to/dir

                     Use given directory on a remote host via rsync over SSH.

              o      rsync://somehost/module

                     Use  module  on a remote rsyncd server (directly over the
                     network).

              o      somehost::module

                     Use the rsync daemon protocol over SSH to the given host.
                     See  "USING  RSYNC-DAEMON  FEATURES  VIA  A  REMOTE-SHELL
                     CONNECTION" in rsync(1)

              All forms of SOURCE are passed directly to rsync, so you can  do
              things  like  add  "user@"  before the host on any remote forms.
              For more about what rsync  can  do,  see  its  manual  page,  of
              course.

              For  the last form, however, we do a little magic.  rsync treats
              the last two forms equivalently, so we overload the last form by
              automatically  passing  "-e  ssh" to rsync when we see it.  This
              hack lets us tell slack to use this nice feature of  rsync  just
              using the SOURCE config option.

       ROOT   The  root filesystem into which to install slack roles.  Usually
              '/'.

       ROLE_LIST
              The location of the role list,  which  lists  the  roles  to  be
              installed by default on each host.

              This can be a path relative to the source, or can be an entirely
              separate location if it  starts  with  a  slash  or  a  hostname
              (optionally preceeded by user@).

       CACHE  A local cache directory, used as a local mirror of the SOURCE.

       STAGE  A  local  staging  directory, used as an intermediate stage when
              installing files.

       BACKUP_DIR
              A directory in which to keep dated backups for rollbacks.

EXAMPLE

       A typical file might look like this:

         # slack.conf configuration file
         SOURCE=slack-master:/slack  # source is on a remote
                                     # host named "slack-master"
         ROLE_LIST=slack-master:/roles.conf
         ROOT=/
         CACHE=/var/cache/slack
         STAGE=/var/lib/slack/stage
         BACKUP_DIR=/var/lib/slack/backups

FILES

       /etc/slack.conf

SEE ALSO

       slack(8), rsync(1)