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RE: using cvs to contol system files

From: Hauke Fath
Subject: RE: using cvs to contol system files
Date: Thu, 24 Oct 2002 11:48:26 +0200

Am 23.10.2002 um 19:05 Uhr -0400  schrub Greg A. Woods:
 > RCS is simple to use and gives you version control with few commands to

I concur 100%

I have in the past devised procedures and processes to use CVS to manage
system configurations (which ended up having to be much more complex
than vi1pdqyo02 was proposing), but I would not do so ever again without
using something like GNU Cfengine to do the work and then just use CVS
to manage the cfengine inputs.

I use cvs for some system files/scripts that I use on several machines, but not with the target directory (/etc, /usr/local/sbin or whatever) as a sandbox. Instead, I add a Makefile so that a 'make install' places the file(s) with permissions set up properly.

The files carry a dire warning in the head that any local changes will be wiped out with the next update.


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