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Re: when cvs repository

From: Todd Denniston
Subject: Re: when cvs repository
Date: Fri, 18 Jun 2004 10:31:44 -0500

"Mark D. Baushke" wrote:
> Fabian Braennstroem <address@hidden> writes:
> > right now I am using cvs just for my programming
> > part and I am curious for what else I could need
> > it on my linux. Do you have any suggestions? I
> > read that some even put there whole
> > '/etc'-directory under cvs. Can you recommend
> > this?
> No, I am not able to recommend using cvs to
> control /etc directly.
> The files in /etc would be better handled by a
> Configuration Management system rather than a
> source control system. That is, something that
> understands what process signals or other changes
> in the running state of the machine are needed to
> be implemented when one or more files in /etc are
> changed in some manner.
>         -- Mark
A more full answer would be, to control /etc you ether need a Configuration
Management system that understands what the things in /etc mean, or you need a
build system ([like makefiles] that you may keep in cvs with the source files
for building etc) that understands /etc _well enough_ to take source
configuration files and build your /etc.

Todd Denniston
Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC Crane) 
Harnessing the Power of Technology for the Warfighter

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