Configuration Management for Localhost


Comtrya is a tool that allows you to configure and provision an operating system through YAML based manifests. Comtrya's goals are:

  1. Run on any operating system

  2. Provide a simple YAML interface to, potentially, complex tasks

This is better, yes?

Comparison to Alternatives


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 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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