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Re: Configuration (File) System

On Thu, Mar 18, 2004 at 10:48:14AM +0100, Jens Hermans wrote:
> Currently I'm working on a technology to be able to represent
> configuration files as filesystems. The whole thing is outlined at
> http://users.pandora.be/paranet/CFS.htm , but I'll try to sumarize it
> shortly in here. (Note: the source is not online, I'll try to upload it
> someday near to developer.berlios.de , project CFS)
> Basic concept of the whole thing is that you can mount for example your
> apache config as a filesystem and then be able to edit your config just
> by using FS functions (open/read/write/..). The configs will be parsed
> and converted into a directory structure, in which files represent
> single configuration parameters. Comments & whitespacing will off course
> be preserved, to prevent cluttering up your custom config too much.
> (more details, visit the above url)
> I think this could be an interesting technology to use in combination
> with debconf, eg. get rid of all those "search & replace in config file"
> configurations that are used atm. 
> I welcome all your comments, thoughts and participation on cfs.

Does CFS take care of config file versioning?

Biggest problem with the configuration files today is that you can't track
the changes.. if you don't set them up in the cvs or so. 

Distributions should make some kind of versioning setup for the config files
to the default installation.. IMHO.

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