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Re: Storing /etc in a repository

From: Chris Rose <offby1_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2004-12-30 19:14:01 CET

Alrighty, I think I can manage that. Is there a way to 'pre-ignore'
files on a non-working copy without setting global-ignore? More to
the point, can someone who has also done this perhaps offer some
recommendations as to what I should be ignoring?

On Thu, 30 Dec 2004 18:08:46 -0000, Max Bowsher <maxb@ukf.net> wrote:
> 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
> http://subversion.tigris.org/project_faq.html#in-place-import
> > -- 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
> matter.
> Max.

Chris R.
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