Automation for your GNU/Linux workstation!

Anarres is a collection of Ansible roles and playbooks, and aims at automating (as much as possible) the setup of:

  • bare metal GNU/Linux workstations;

  • virtual GNU/Linux machines, with the help of VirtualBox and Vagrant.

This project started as a way of tracking all the packages and libraries I install on my Arch Linux hosts for daily and occasional usage:

  • a desktop environment,

  • some text editors,

  • my dotfiles,

  • a whole bunch of programming languages, interpreters, libraries, and debugging symbols,

  • network, filesystem and performance utilities,

  • multimedia players and editing software,

  • etc.

It eventually turned into an experiment to see how much of a desktop setup could be automated, which proved to be extremely useful to spin development GNU/Linux virtual machines while working on a Windows workstation.


Vagrant boxes