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Correctly upgrading your Python application with SaltStack

If you work with Python applications or deal with configuration management in general, you might have run into limitations with the pip tool. Unfortunately, their implementation of upgrade doesn’t really perform an “upgrade” as most people would think. If you are frustrated familiar with SaltStack‚Äôs pip state not upgrading already installed packages when you run…

Install/Upgrade Trac on CentOS 5.5 with Python2.6

I recently had to upgrade our production Subversion/Trac server to use Python2.6. Normally with yum, this wouldn’t be such a big deal, but python2.6 is not in the CentOS repos. And specifically, I needed Trac built with python2.6 support. So I grabbed python from the EPEL repos. You do NOT want to remove the installed…