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Re: manage linux distro with subverison

From: Tony Godshall <togo_at_of.net>
Date: 2007-04-06 07:55:56 CEST

Didn't you read- he's using gentoo. He's probably tweaking the heck
out of it and breaking stuff left and right.

On 4/5/07, marc gonzalez-carnicer <carnicer.lists@gmail.com> wrote:
> i don't see why you'd want to do that, unless you
> are using a linux-from-scratch-like distro or a
> DIY one. considering most distros today update
> their packages via internet, and that the binaries
> may change.
>
> another thing would be to use svn (or another
> VCS) to store history or status of configuration
> files, such as /etc, etc ...
>
> i do this for many of the machines i use either
> at home (with bzr) or at work (with svn).
>
>
>
> 2007/4/5, John Stile <john@stilen.com>:
> > Can I get any advice or links regarding checking in an entire / of a
> > Linux system?
> >
> > Are there any pitfalls?
> >
> > To deploy a new system, could i simply do a svn checkout onto an empty
> > file system?
> >
> > I use gentoo, and when I do an update sometimes things stop working, but
> > I need to be able to get back to what did work, and track what did
> > change on an global system level. Just backing up config files doesn't
> > help me version control the entire system.
> >
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