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Re: manage linux distro with subverison

From: Tony Morris <tmorris_at_tmorris.net>
Date: 2007-04-07 03:11:35 CEST

FWIW, I keep /etc under subversion on all my machines. I also keep one
copy of /opt in subversion so that installing my preferred software is
always the same thing, 'svn update'

Tony Morris
http://tmorris.net/

John Stile wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-04-05 at 23:24 -0700, Jeff D wrote:
>> On Thu, 5 Apr 2007, John Stile wrote:
>>
>>> 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.
>>>
>> You would probably be better off using some imaging software like g4l or
>> systemimager or even just a good rsync. Going the svn would be fairly
>> messy and difficult to maintain , especially with permissions.
>>
> I have been using systemimager to take snapshots, along with making
> copies of the images, which makes a sort-of version control system, but
> I've got burned too many times to continue doing it that way. I almost
> lost 4 moths of work due to bad luck, and svn could have saved me.
>
> Maybe some marriage between subversion with systemimager might make
> things manageable. If I do an svn export to the systemimager image
> directory, I could push updates && install to target system. But I need
> at least one hard drive that is a real svn checkout, with .svn
> directories all over the place. I'm still thinking it over, but thank
> you everyone, for adding your ideas.
>
>
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