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RE: using cvs to contol system files

From: Greg A. Woods
Subject: RE: using cvs to contol system files
Date: Thu, 24 Oct 2002 12:41:29 -0400 (EDT)

[ On Thursday, October 24, 2002 at 11:48:26 (+0200), Hauke Fath wrote: ]
> Subject: RE: using cvs to contol system files
> 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
> >>  know.
> >
> >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.

Yes, that's what I meant by "procedures and processes"  :-)

It's a major nightmare to re-invent something that ends up being very
much like cfengine without initially planning to go that far though.

                                                                Greg A. Woods

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