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Re: Storing /etc in a repository

From: Jani Averbach <jaa_at_jaa.iki.fi>
Date: 2004-12-30 22:03:00 CET

On 2004-12-30 13:27-0700, Chris Rose wrote:
> Actually, shadow, group, passwd, etc... are not being vc-ed, for that
> very reason. They're not complex files, and I don't work heavily with
> them -- so why bother?

It really depends what you are doing, and what are yours requirements:
I would be very, very unhappy if some bit fungus eats those files, and
I had to re-create them from scratch (especially /etc/group).

In fact I version every single file which is not machine generated,
even if they are empty or contains no actual configurations. This had
saved my day at least once, when ext3 htree index bug ate my whole
/etc/pam.d directory, and rendered the system unusable. The whole
recovery process was a single 'svn up'...

But of course YMMV.

BR, Jani

Jani Averbach
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Received on Thu Dec 30 22:05:26 2004

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