About Reposado and GUI Options
What is Reposado you ask? Reposado is an open-source replacement for the Apple Software Update Service (SUS) by Greg Neagle of Walt Disney Animation Studios. Reposado addresses many of the limitations of Apple’s SUS such as giving the ability to create branches so you can release updates only to a group of machines. It also allows you to continue to offer deprecated updates to your Macs, whereas Apple’s SUS will stop offering previous updates, even if you haven’t yet approved its’ replacement.
This three part series will explain the steps needed to get Reposado and Margarita running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux completely from the command line via ssh, since this might be the only type of access you have (and all that is needed!).
- Part 1 – About Reposado and GUI Options (this page)
- Part 2 – Setting up Reposado on Red Hat
- Part 3 – Setting up Margarita on Red Hat
Reposado by itself, is a command line only. Which isn’t necessarily bad, but there are definite benefits to have a GUI to perform tasks. Especially if you’re the only one on your team familiar how to manage it from the CLI. Hopefully you get to go on vacation once in a while and with a GUI you can have coworkers manage software updates while you’re gone.
There are currently two options available for managing reposado with a web interface: