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Re: CVS management of /etc - permissions problem

From: Mike Castle
Subject: Re: CVS management of /etc - permissions problem
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2001 01:12:21 -0700
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On Thu, Sep 13, 2001 at 03:15:39PM +1000, address@hidden wrote:
> To this end I've written a script which checks in as much or as little
> of /etc's text files as you want.  And now I've found that CVS is

You might consider looking at cfengine, or something similar.  You could
then use cvs to manage the input to cfengine, and cfengine would be your
"build" system to manage the configuration files.

> >     From: Jim Kingdon <address@hidden>
> >  Subject: Re: CVS and PreservePermissions
> >     Date: Thu, 21 Dec 2000 12:46:55 -0500 (EST)
> >       To: address@hidden
> >       Cc: address@hidden
> > 
> > that the code is actually used.  And the code is also in #ifdef
> > PRESERVE_PERMISSIONS_SUPPORT (still in 1.11 and development sources,
> > just not enabled).
> This sounds like it would be perfect, when implemented.

Actually, I thought the intent was to remove all remnants of this

     Mike Castle      address@hidden
    We are all of us living in the shadow of Manhattan.  -- Watchmen
fatal ("You are in a maze of twisty compiler features, all different"); -- gcc

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