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Re: RCS control for config files

On Mon, Jul 01, 2002 at 04:41:25PM -0500, Alex Borges wrote:
> Heyas debian zealots,
> Ive finnaly come to a point where i think im needing revision control
> for my configuration files on some servers.... 
> So i thought id come in and ask you guys if there is some vertical stuff
> explicitly for this purpose or if you yourselves simply cvs ci your /etc
> directory et all..
> Or any tips would be appreciated (like "i use emacs and rcs...works for
> me")

One one set of machines I help administer, along with a collective of
others, we were using a bunch of "lock/unlock" scripts around RCS. These
were good because the locking of RCS ensured two people didn't try to edit
the same file at the same time. These sucked because we ended up with RCS
directories everywhere and things like "run-parts" were trying to execute

On my personal machines, just administered by me, I'm using PRCS because
it's nicer than CVS and I can do groovy things like treat each different
machine as a branch merge changes between different machines. It leaves on
artifact dirs or files in the /etc/ directory except a single .prj file.

On the machines previously mantained with RCS, I'm slowly migrating to PRCS.
The problem is PRCS doesn't do locking, so I'm having to write wrapper
scripts to do the locking for me.

ABO: finger abo@minkirri.apana.org.au for more info, including pgp key

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