[kwlug-disc] anyone version controlling their /etc directory?

Andrew Cant acant at alumni.uwaterloo.ca
Fri Feb 26 13:08:28 EST 2010


I am using it on Debian with git.
It is on my laptop, and on Debian servers that I am controlling at work.
I have not had any contact with it on the Redhat/Fedora world.

I have looked through the history one or twice to see what I have
changed, but I have not really made use of it so far.

So I have not see any big benefits yet, but it requires little effort
to maintain, and having the history of my changes makes me happy.

Andrew

On Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 9:43 AM, Chris Irwin <chris at chrisirwin.ca> wrote:
> On Thu, 2010-02-18 at 09:18 -0500, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
>> just about to install a fresh fedora 12 system and i figured it
>> might be fun to version control all of /etc.  quick google showed me
>> this:
>>
>>   http://joey.kitenet.net/code/etckeeper/
>>
>> for which there is a fedora package ready to go, so i might see how
>> well it works.  anyone doing something like this?  thoughts?
>
> I am, yes. I'm using it on Ubuntu with git.
>
> By default it commits all uncommitted changes when you install something
> with apt, then commits that package's files. On my server, I disabled
> this, so that if I have uncommitted files, apt actually fails with an
> error that indicates the uncommitted files. I can then manually commit
> them with proper comments. I'm assuming the rpm/yum support is on par
> with apt.
>
> --
> Chris Irwin
> e:  chris at chrisirwin.ca
> w: http://chrisirwin.ca
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