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The Perl Installation and Configuration Agent (PICA) is a program designed to assist administrators manage their servers. It features file installation (with conditionals both in target machines and in the content itself), diff, removing, and PIFIA, the PICA Framework for Intelligent Alarms. Everything is Perl- and SSH-based.

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Recent releases

  •  06 Sep 2002 02:27

    Release Notes: Removal of some useless directories, addition of some compiled modules to the distribution, and a minor documentation update.

    •  10 Jun 2002 15:58

      Release Notes: Only a small bug with non-existent objects was fixed since the release last candidate.

      •  06 May 2002 14:16

        Release Notes: Installation was enhanced. Some bugfixes were made. The documentation was updated. The manpage is now written in POD.

        •  08 Jan 2002 17:56

          Release Notes: PIFIA was deleted, since it is now part of PICALib. Hostgroups can now have variables. The "shellcmd" attribute can now be used to give an arbitrary command to reach any host via firewalls and such. Some minor improvements and bugfixes were made.

          •  20 Dec 2001 19:21

            Release Notes: Directory handling fixes were made. The alarms were moved to another package (PICAlib). A simple manpage was added. Another function was added to


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