munki VS werf

Compare munki vs werf and see what are their differences.


Managed software installation for macOS — (by munki)


A solution for implementing efficient and consistent software delivery to Kubernetes facilitating best practices. (by werf)
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munki werf
26 13
2,631 3,123
1.0% 3.1%
7.0 9.9
7 days ago 5 days ago
Python Go
GNU General Public License v3.0 or later Apache License 2.0
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Posts with mentions or reviews of munki. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-04-15.
  • macOS/IOS/iPadOS App Deployment and Monitoring
    2 projects | | 15 Apr 2022
    The Demo setup is super simple to follow. When I migrated our Mac server to a new machine, I moved the repo folder and just followed the guide. Took me an afternoon, so imagine a few days tops for someone who has never used it before. We also have autopkgr feeding app updates into Munki each week, but if ABM and Jamf is close, you could just do manual imports of what you want into Munki.
  • Munki - Could not retrieve managed install primary manifest
    1 project | | 6 Mar 2022
    Munki client will try 5 different ways to get the manifest,
  • Munki repaeatable deployment
    2 projects | | 2 Mar 2022
    From what I remember, munki doesn’t use the built in python, instead it bundles it’s own. What version of munki are you running? If it’s less than 5.5 consider upgrading munki before moving forward. Bumped the Python version to 3.9.5 (from 3.9.4)
    2 projects | | 2 Mar 2022
    You can create a nopkg.
  • Software update server for Big Sur and Monterey
    1 project | | 2 Mar 2022
    You can try We used to use it quite a bit.
  • Installing and deploying Apps
    1 project | | 1 Mar 2022
  • Managed Software Center Issues
    1 project | | 23 Feb 2022
    > sudo managedsoftwareupdate Managed Software Update Tool Copyright 2010-2021 The Munki Project Starting... Performing preflight tasks... WARNING: Skipping execution of preflight due to insecure file permissions. Error: /usr/local/munki/preflight is not secure! owner does not match munki process! Checking for available updates... Unable to register this device: internalError ERROR: Unexpected error in updatecheck: # [TRUNCATED STACK TRACE] File "/usr/local/munki/", line 15, in process_request_options raise Exception("Device is unenrolled from SimpleMDM") Exception: Device is unenrolled from SimpleMDM
  • Alternate ways of app deployment?
    6 projects | | 2 Feb 2022
    Munki (Managed Software Center, pointed at https repository)
  • Question: Force Munki to check for updates as soon as it’s installed
    3 projects | | 24 Dec 2021
    To get around this there are two options. 1. Use the DEP package - Any of the DEP packages in the releases page should work but might as well grab the latest. I can’t find the link at the moment but I believe this just loads the daemons on the postinstall script.
    3 projects | | 24 Dec 2021


Posts with mentions or reviews of werf. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-01-15.
  • Top 200 Kubernetes Tools for DevOps Engineer Like You
    84 projects | | 15 Jan 2022
    HybridK8s Droid - Intelligence foor your favourite Delivery Platform Devtron - Software Delivery Workflow for Kubernetes Skaffold - Easy and Repeatable Kubernetes Development Apollo - Apollo - The continuous deployment solution over kubernetes Helm Cabin - Web UI that visualizes Helm releases in a Kubernetes cluster flagger - Progressive delivery Kubernetes operator (Canary, A/B Testing and Blue/Green deployments) Kubeform - Kubernetes CRDs for Terraform providers Spinnaker - Spinnaker is an open source, multi-cloud continuous delivery platform for releasing software changes with high velocity and confidence. werf - GitOps tool to deliver apps to Kubernetes and integrate this process with GitLab and other CI tools Flux - GitOps Kubernetes operator Argo CD - Declarative continuous deployment for Kubernetes Tekton - A cloud native continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) solution Jenkins X - Jenkins X provides automated CI+CD for Kubernetes with Preview Environments on Pull Requests using Tekton, Knative, Lighthouse, Skaffold and Helm KubeVela - KubeVela works as an application delivery control plane that is fully decoupled from runtime infrastructure ksonnet - A CLI-supported framework that streamlines writing and deployment of Kubernetes configurations to multiple clusters CircleCI - A cloud-based tool that helps build continuous integration and continuous delivery pipelines to Kubernetes.
  • Deployment Watching Tool
    1 project | | 15 Dec 2021
    Check out tool. It features giterminism which is somewhat similar to gitops, but it does not require pull model. Giterminism aims to improve reproducibility of your build and deploy configuration. werf also features content-based-tagging out of the box, which allows creating immutable images, stored in the container-registry, shared between multiple runners (werf uses distributed locking to prevent overriding image which is already published). Giterminism and content-based-tagging enables easy rollbacks to any git-commit in the history of your project. By design werf could be embedded into any ci/cd system.
  • werf is a CLI tool for implementing CI/CD with Kubernetes; its v1.2 became stable
    4 projects | | 8 Dec 2021
    Rename of dapp to werf was in Jan'19 to be precise (
    4 projects | | 8 Dec 2021
    Well, this project seems to exist since Dec'19. Our project is around for much longer originating in 2016 as dapp and renamed to werf somewhere in 2019(?). It was definitely before werft emerged.
    4 projects | | 8 Dec 2021
    werf is a CLI tool to continuously build applications and deploy them to Kubernetes clusters.
  • Werf
    1 project | | 6 Dec 2021
  • 11 Open Source Kubernetes Ci Cd Tools To Improve Your Devops
    11 projects | | 22 Oct 2021
  • Alternative to helmfile that works well with Github Actions
    2 projects | | 8 Sep 2021
    You can try werf, it has Helm under the hood and there are github actions available for it:
  • werf as [yet another] way to build Docker images
    1 project | | 3 Sep 2021
    As you know, there's plenty of tools that can be used to build your Docker images, besides the docker build itself. werf is an Open Source project with a long history (started in 2016 as a simple wrapper around Docker CLI). Still being a CLI tool, today it is focused not just on the building but also delivering these images to Kubernetes — and this is what makes it really different.
  • Podman: A tool for managing OCI containers and pods
    25 projects | | 31 Aug 2021

What are some alternatives?

When comparing munki and werf you can also consider the following projects:

argo-cd - Declarative continuous deployment for Kubernetes.

terraform-controller - Use K8s to Run Terraform

HomeBrew - 🍺 The missing package manager for macOS (or Linux)

awx - AWX Project

kaniko - Build Container Images In Kubernetes

flux2 - Open and extensible continuous delivery solution for Kubernetes. Powered by GitOps Toolkit.

fleet - Manage large fleets of Kubernetes clusters

sealed-secrets - A Kubernetes controller and tool for one-way encrypted Secrets

flagger - Progressive delivery Kubernetes operator (Canary, A/B Testing and Blue/Green deployments)

Mina - Blazing fast application deployment tool.

awesome-gitops - A curated list for awesome GitOps resources

spinnaker - Spinnaker is an open source, multi-cloud continuous delivery platform for releasing software changes with high velocity and confidence.