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SVN my linux box - sanity check

From: Richard In Public <edification_at_blueyonder.co.uk>
Date: 2004-03-03 19:13:23 CET

Hi All

The (inherently complex) configuration of a linux installation begs to
be versioned. Here is what I'm planning to do:

[After backing up all files to be versioned]

1. Create an empty "installation" repository
2. Checkout a working copy into / (i.e. / now contains .svn)
3. Add /etc and, for example, /opt/tomcat/conf to repository (add, commit)
4... Commit / after updating configuratons enabling rollbacks, diff, etc.

The two issues that come to mind are:
1. Security - obviously the repository needs to be closely guarded
2. Permissions - this is only useful if svn 'remembers' the permissions
of each file

A quick test suggests that SVN does indeed restore permissions as
checked in. So no problems?

Well, I thought I'd see if anyone has tried this or forsees any problems
with this scheme...

best regards,

Richard Hoberman

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