Heartbeatypm

<metapackage xmlns:os="http://opensuse.org/Standards/One_Click_Install" xmlns=''http://opensuse.org/Standards/One_Click_Install''> <group>

<repositories>

<repository recomiTiended="true"> <name>home:LarsMB</name> <summary>LarsMB's Home Project</summary> <description>lmb's playground.</description>

<url>http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/LarsMB/openSUSE_10.3/</url </repository>

<repository recommended="false"> <name>openSUSE:10.3</name> <summary>openSUSE 10.3 distribution</summary> <description>The openSUSE 10.3 distribution.</description> <url>http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/openSUSE:/10.3/standard/</url> </repository> </repositories> <software> <item>

<name>heartbeat</name>

<summary>The Heartbeat Subsystem for High-Availability Linux</summary> <description>heartbeat is a basic high-availability subsystem for Linux-HA. It contains a cluster membership layer, fencing, and local and cluster-wide resource management functionality.

It supports &quot;n-node&quot; clusters with significant capabilities for managing resources and dependencies and continues to support the older release 1 style of 2-node clustering.

It will run scripts at initialization, when machines go up or down, when related resources fail and can be configured to periodically check resource health.

It implements the following kinds of heartbeats:

- Serial ports

- UDP/IP multicast (ethernet, etc)

- UDP/IP heartbeats

- &quot;ping&quot; heartbeats (for routers, switches, etc.)

(to be used for breaking ties in 2-node systems)</description> </item> </software> </group> </metapackage>

11-Click installation and the easy addition of third-party repositories are a great step forward for the usability of Linux, and the openSUSE team is to be congratulated on these innovations. A word of warning, however: Different versions of the same or similar packages may be available from a number of different repositories. If you are tempted simply to blindly add all the additional repositories, you are likely to discover two bad effects. First, when you want to install packages later, it will take quite a while for YaST or another package management tool to read and refresh all the repository information. Second, and more importantly, there are likely to be problems with dependencies if the system can get different versions of the same packages from different locations. So it is best to add the repositories as and when you need them, for the specific purpose for which you need them.

r ■ rj The 1 -Click Install method was introduced in openSUSE 10.3. If you have a

-■.■v.SUSE system and you want to find out quickly what version it is, look at the file

/etc/SuSE-release.

[email protected] ~> cat /etc/SuSE-release openSUSE 10.3 (i586) VERSION = 10.3

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