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Re: manage linux distro with subverison

From: Simon Spr√ľnker <simon7_at_semjon.de>
Date: 2007-04-13 05:50:05 CEST

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.

The tool you are looking for is fsvs <http://fsvs.tigris.org/>. It uses
svn to version entire file systems, but doesn't create .svn folders.
Also it stores metadata like ownership and rights.

I am currently testing it in a virtual machine and I think I will use it
for my real systems soon.

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Received on Fri Apr 13 17:54:56 2007

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