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Re: Linuxconf not losing info.

At 10:44 AM 6/3/98 +1000, Craig Sanders wrote:
>On Tue, 2 Jun 1998, Shaya Potter wrote:
>> Sorry for not responding directly, I only get debian-devel-digest, so I can
>> only respond to what I catch.
>> I believe linuxconf will version every change that it makes, i.e. if you
>> make changes w/ linuxconf and see that it didn't work, you can go back to
>> your previous configuration or any one of many previous configurations, this
>> will probably work if you edited it outside of linuxconf, you then edited
>> the file manually, and then went into linuxconf, somehow or another
>> linuxconf messed up the file (though when I was playing with it last year,
>> it couldn't grok our dns setup, and just complained, didn't mess with it),
>> you should theoreticly be able to go back to the version you modified by
>> hand, because linuxconf should have saved it before modifying the file.
>good.  i like the sound of that.
>does it use RCS or similar to store the previous versions? if not, how
>hard would it be to make it do so?

don't know, as it's been a year since I've played with it on debian.
However, that was one of the big things I requested, and from reading the
linuxconf web pages, it seems he has added it, though I'm not sure how it
does it.  Why RCS? if it uses it's own system of just versioning the files,
wouldn't that be good enough as well?


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