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Re: Using svn to image OS X environment

From: Joshua Varner <jlvarner_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2005-09-08 22:57:11 CEST

On 9/8/05, Jaret Hargreaves <jaretis@gmail.com> wrote:
> Our development environment is a very complex Apple OS X (essentially
> FreeBSD++) platform, with an intricate network of system dependancies.
> Upon suggestions from "Pragmatic Version Control", our group has began
> moving *all* of frameworks, libraries, etc. into our repository.
>
> The question has arose whether we could practically/plausibly/easily
> image our entire OS environment using svn (svnX). Is svn capable of
> dealing with hidden files, links and all of the other problems that it
> might encounter creating an image?
>

Subversion doesn't care about hidden files, as long as it can
see them it's fine. It can also handle symlinks on *nix, I'm not
positive on OS X, but probably yes.

All problems? That's kind of a big one. People are controlling their
etc directories with subversion, so I guess full images are just one
step further.

Josh

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