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Re: CVS management of /etc - permissions problem

From: Eric Siegerman
Subject: Re: CVS management of /etc - permissions problem
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2001 12:52:25 -0400
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On Thu, Sep 13, 2001 at 06:25:34AM +0000, Kaz Kylheku wrote:
> So you see, it's a fundamental misconception that the conventional
> metadata on the CVS version files is actually part of the versioned
> content.

True enough.

> If you want
> something to be versioned, you have to capture it in a file
> representation, and make sure that file is versioned under CVS.

Or convince CVS to capture it for you.  That it doesn't do so
now, and that writing a script is a useful workaround, are not
valid arguments that CVS *should* not capture and version file
metadata.  (There may in fact be valid arguments to that effect,
but these aren't among them.)


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