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RE: Using svn to image OS X environment

From: Karan, Cem \(Civ, ARL/CISD\) <CKaran_at_arl.army.mil>
Date: 2005-09-09 13:05:46 CEST

>On 9/8/05, Jaret Hargreaves <jaretis@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Our development environment is a very complex Apple OS X (essentially
>> FreeBSD++) platform, with an intricate network of system dependancies.
>> Upon suggestions from "Pragmatic Version Control", our group has began
>> moving *all* of frameworks, libraries, etc. into our repository.
>>
>> The question has arose whether we could practically/plausibly/easily
>> image our entire OS environment using svn (svnX). Is svn capable of
>> dealing with hidden files, links and all of the other problems that it
>> might encounter creating an image?
>>
>
>Subversion doesn't care about hidden files, as long as it can
>see them it's fine. It can also handle symlinks on *nix, I'm not
>positive on OS X, but probably yes.
>
>All problems? That's kind of a big one. People are controlling their
>etc directories with subversion, so I guess full images are just one
>step further.

Would you mind keeping the list posted about this? I would be interested in doing the same thing as you're doing, it would make my life a lot easier in a lot of ways.

Thanks,
Cem Karan

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