Re: recommendations for version controlling /etc on a new f12 box?



Robert P. J. Day wrote:
i'm about to install f12 fresh on a new laptop and i thought it
would be fun to version control all of /etc since that's where all the
fun happens. anyone doing that? recommendations? a quick google
found this:

http://aymanh.com/version-control-linux-configuration-files-etc-etckeeper

i'm just curious if there's a strategy that's clearly superior to the
rest, or if this sort of thing is even worth it.

I'm a great believer in RCS for this:
- all on the machine, no need to set up servers
- easy to roll back if needed
- easy to embed version, date, etc, in comments
to be sure you have what you think you do.
- right capability where multiple admins are not changing
things all the time. Or at least the same things.
- if you use the comments capability, leaves a good audit trail.

Tools intended to solve multi-user development are more complex than they need
to be. CVS, git, yady, yada, yada.

--
Bill Davidsen <davidsen@xxxxxxx>
"We have more to fear from the bungling of the incompetent than from
the machinations of the wicked." - from Slashdot

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