RCS: /etc and more

Filippo Spike Morelli fsm at spikelab.org
Fri Feb 10 14:32:01 UTC 2006

On Friday 10 February 2006 13:58, Ivan Krstic wrote:
> Filippo Spike Morelli wrote:
> > What I do not understand is why we're troubling ourselves with such
> > problems when we can use something very stable like svn and svk
> We don't want the overhead of introducing a whole other VCS just for the
> purposes of tracking one directory. This is not a problem -- bzr will
> likely be ready to take on this task in Dapper+1; until then, it's
> trivial to version /etc with the VCS of your choice.

Actually, what about a chance to customize/define VCS at install time? I have 
limited knowledge about how that could be done, but if you think that's 
doable and can give me directions, I'd be glad to work on it. Ideally it 
doesnt sound too hard to implement, maybe with an .udeb? It'd be just a 
matter of adding a step to the installation process asking for a VCS name and 
installing it.
Or do you consider this overkill since one can always easily replace it later?
Also, could this be problem for the 5-years support plan? I'm not sure what 
that covers, and /etc under VCS sounds like something included in it, so 
should be done with an officially supported package.



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