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Re: improving rpm



On Wed, 2006-07-12 at 15:24 -0400, Neal Becker wrote:
> 2) Attempt to merge changes, in the manner of a modern revision control
> system.

If you're just managing one machine, something like etc-update seems a
reasonable solution, possibly together with making /etc a
mercurial-or-whatever-your-favorite-scm-is repo.

If you manage more than one machine, chances are you are using some sort
of tool to track the configs of your machines, if not you should [1], in
which case you will track and manually merge local changes to config
files centrally. There's of course a lot of room to make the reconciling
the local .rpmnew/.rpmsave files with the site configuration easier ...

David

[1] I highly recommend puppet if you are interested in using a config
mgmt tool, http://reductivelabs.com/projects/puppet/



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