Comtrya
Configuration Management for Localhost

Comtrya

Harlan from SG-1 saying "Comtrya!"
Comtrya is a tool that allows you to configure and provision an operating system through YAML based manifests. Comtrya's goals are:
  1. 1.
    Run on any operating system
  2. 2.
    Provide a simple YAML interface to, potentially, complex tasks
This is better, yes?

Comparison to Alternatives

Ansible

Ansible is a great tool task runner, but comes with a lot of modules that aren't really necessary for localhost provisioning and can be cumbersome to run individual tasks within a playbook.

SaltStack

SaltStack has been a favourite of mine (@rawkode) for many years, and while it's event system is a game changer for working with many devices - it's inability to display progress of large state runs makes it cumbersome to use for localhost provisioning.
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