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Re: Using subversion to manage system config files

From: Jani Averbach <jaa_at_jaa.iki.fi>
Date: 2004-06-22 17:12:00 CEST

On 2004-06-21 22:05-0700, Steven Brown wrote:
> The problem is that Subversion can't understand (currently) the full
> structure of /etc, like symlinks (I'm not sure how well it deals with
> devices and sockets/pipes). Debian uses a lot of symlinks in there
> (e.g., Apache 2). So to fully Subversionize the directory, a script to
> capture and rebuild structure that couldn't be saved directly is needed,
> which starts breaking down the glamour of version control.

Yes, this is a problem. But you might like check this:

However, it is still a script, but it uses svn-properties to store the
missing extra information, so you have all information in one place.

BR, Jani

Jani Averbach
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