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Re: Storing /etc in a repository

From: Max Bowsher <maxb_at_ukf.net>
Date: 2004-12-30 19:08:46 CET

Chris Rose wrote:
> I'm thinking that I should start being a more responsible admin of my
> server -- I've run into situations before where I've made a change
> that has broken something and I have wished like hell that I could A)
> remember what it was and B) restore it to a working state.
> So, in that vein, I have a subversion repository that I'd like to be
> able to keep my entire /etc tree in. Or at least as much of it as is
> reasonable to do so.
> How can I go about this, though? I can check it in, but that's going
> to A) be prohibitively large if there are unnecessary binary files in
> there

Check in what is appropriate, and svn:ignore what is not.

> and B) I don't know how to convert /etc to a working copy
> without deleting it all


> -- and since the repository is on the same
> system (with the apache server, etc...) I'm not sure if this is even
> possible.
> I hope that someone else here has done something like this. Should I
> maybe set up a secondary repo on another system for this? I don't
> really have one to work with at the moment, so I'm not sure I can, but
> if it's the only way I'll have to do it. I'd prefer a one-machine
> (different physical drive, so hardware redundancy == taken care of)
> solution.

Put the repository wherever makes most sense for you. It really doesn't


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