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Re: manage linux distro with subverison

From: John Stile <john_at_stilen.com>
Date: 2007-04-14 00:51:43 CEST

On Fri, 2007-04-13 at 05:50 +0200, Simon SprŁnker wrote:
> 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.

This is looking pretty cool. A glimmer of hope.
I am testing too.
Thank You So Much

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