[TAG] Version control for /etc
thomas.adam22 at gmail.com
Fri Oct 26 08:59:31 MSD 2007
On 26/10/2007, Kapil Hari Paranjape <kapil at imsc.res.in> wrote:
> I was looking at version control mechanisms to handle /etc
> on the machines here. If people on TAG have used such systems I would
> appreciate feedback.
Avoid them. They become problematic, since you enforce something on
/etc for which it was never designed. At best you can try and tie in
the package manager
(http://www.isisetup.ch/wiki/IsiSetupRevisionControl) but even that
relies on so many things.
> GIT: Another modern VC system (though not "notable" as per Rick's
> kb). It is rather similar to Mercurial in many ways. One difference
Heh. I've been using GIT for a long time, it's a tool I migrated to
at work away from SVN. It's very good, but not so good for something
like /etc -- since its permissions model is something to desired.
-- Thomas Adam
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