[nycbug-talk] version control for config files

Steven Kreuzer skreuzer at exit2shell.com
Fri Feb 27 08:50:04 EST 2009

On Feb 26, 2009, at 6:27 PM, Charles Sprickman wrote:

> Howdy,
> I think the subject pretty much sums it up - I'm sick of not tracking
> changes in /etc and /usr/local/etc.  I want something that deal with  
> file
> permissions and is relatively transparent.
> I've been googling around, but finding not much other than weird
> contortions based on CVS that make such huge disclaimers as "this of
> course does not work with symlinks" or "this of course does not  
> maintain
> file ownership/permissions".
> cfengine and the like do more than I want...
> Any interesting ideas out there?
> The most I have to work with is perhaps a dozen servers, maybe  
> almost that
> many jails.
> Thanks,
> Charles

It might be overkill for a singe machine, but if you have multiple  
you might want to look into a configuration management solution like  


Steven Kreuzer

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