Re: Bug#507742: etcinsvk: initial run is excruciatingly slow
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On Thu, Dec 04, 2008 at 01:51:35PM +0100, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
>> Has the alternative etckeeper been considered for new installs?
>I tested it, and etckeeper seem to be interactive, asking the user for
>comments when packages is upgraded/installed. etcinsvk is not
>interactive, and only record changes.
I use etckeeper on several systems, including my laptop, that has pretty
frequent activities below /etc. It used to pop up frequently in its
earliest versions, but since long (6 months, I guess, if not longer) I
have had no interaction with it.
So perhaps it is time to test once more, if it was bugs since fixed.
>I did ask for svk support in etckeeper to be able to migrate to it, but
>do not believe anyone implemented it yet. After testing etckeeper, I
>am not sure we want to.
I could imagine Joey has no "itch to scratch" regarding support for
slower backends. So someone else probably have to do the - seemingly
little - work to add such support.
I never used SVK, so don't know if it has some limitations for the
approach used by etckeeper. But it seems pretty simple to add hooks -
see the (many, but small and simple) shell hooks below /etc/etckeeper/
>We use svk because it allow us to keep /etc/ in version control without
>any files showing up in /etc/ to indicate that it is being done, and
>thus no confusion about for example .svn files in /etc/ will arrive. :)
etckeeper init -d /whereeveryouwant
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