[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.


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
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