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RE: Re: Server configuration management with svn question

From: Donal Mc Namee <Donal.McNamee_at_VHI.IE>
Date: 2007-07-17 09:37:58 CEST

Did you have a look at http://fsvs.tigris.org/ ?
Could be what you're looking for.

D.

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Jean-Sebastien Pilon [mailto:jspilon@PENSON.CA]
>Sent: 13 July 2007 19:57
>To: James Coleman; users@subversion.tigris.org
>Subject: RE: Re: Server configuration management with svn question
>
>> > I use Subversion for managing my Linux servers configurations. I
>commit
>> > the /etc directory of each box on a repository with subfolder for
>each
>> > host.
>>
>> So is your /etc/ dir on each host an actual checkedout working copy?
>
>Yes each /etc is a working copy of
>
>https://subversion/repository/<hostname>/etc
>
>I achieved the "import" like this
>
>$ svn mkdir https://subversion/repository/<hostname>
>$ svn mkdir https://subversion/repository/<hostname>/etc
>$ svn checkout https://subversion/repository/<hostname>/etc
>/etc $ svn add * $ svn commit -m "initial import of /etc for
><hostname>"
>
>Now when a file is modified on the servers, it must be committed each
>time.
>
>
>> > I came across a problem when trying to exclude files I do not which
>to
>> > monitor/version control.
>>
>> Could you give more detail on your problem and list out
>steps you take
>> when you get the problem?
>
>I wish to exclude files which I find too noisy and that are system
>generated/modified, which do not need tracking.
>
>I did the following:
>
>$ svn pe svn:ignore /etc
>
>Added files on separate lines
>
>$ svn status
>
>That said that . (/etc) was modified...
>
>$ svn commit
>
>Now I modify the file /etc/test (which is listed in the ignores)
>
>$ svn status
>
>Says that the file is modified...
>
>> > How can I add files to an exclude list (even files that
>are already
>> > added to the repository) and avoid getting the file
>deleted off the
>> > system, in case I need to delete it from the repository to exclude
>it
>> > from further commits.
>> >
>>
>> To avoid them getting deleted? During an svn update?
>>
>> You can add ignores so that the files will not be listed in
>svn status
>but
>> ignored files will be deleted in many situations.
>>
>> James.
>
>
>Now what I want to achieve is doable very easily when I start
>versioning the /etc directory on a new server. But if I want to ignore
>files on systems that are currently under version control I have no
>clue how to get it work.
>
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