Bug#571809: debian-edu-install: refers to etcinsvk which is scheduled for removal (and already uninstallable)
> Did we really need this? sl-backup make also copies from /etc
> normally for 185 days.
I guess you never used it? It is not for backup, it is for
configuration management. It is invaluable when debugging a
configuration problem, allowing the configuration changes to be traced
with hour resolution and with details about which files was changed.
It is also very useful when there are several people modifying the
configuration, making it possible to figure out what the other people
did. It is very practical when doing local changes, making it trivial
and efficient to see all the changes done to verify that all the
changes make sense. Having /etc/ in a version control system is a
priceless sysadmin tool, and I recommend you make yourself familiar
with it. :)
So the answer to your question is yes, we really need this. :)