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Re: cvs commit as root

From: Harry Putnam
Subject: Re: cvs commit as root
Date: Fri, 07 Dec 2001 11:13:14 -0800
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address@hidden (Greg A. Woods) writes:

> [ On Thursday, December 6, 2001 at 22:17:21 (-0800), Harry Putnam wrote: ]
> > Subject: cvs commit as root
>> I'd like to override the taboo on committing as root. I imagine it is
>> possible but not clear how to do it.
> It is possible, but you don't want to do it.
>> On my setup, I use cvs as much for having version control of host
>> config files as for software devel, maybe more.
>> [[....]]
> I think you're going about things kind of backwards.

Not a virgin in that domain... he he.

> What you should do instead is come up with an "install" procedure that
> can take a CVS working directory (or even the result of a "cvs export")
> and install its contents into the system directories, restarting or
> triggering reloads in daemons as necessary, etc.  Various forms of
> validation and consistency checking can also be done.

This sounds like a very smooth way to have it setup.  However well
above my level of understanding of the needed proceedures.  Definitely
something to look into... thanks.

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