Hi, Roland. On Sun, Mar 29, 2009 at 8:45 AM, Roland Smith <rsm...@xs4all.nl> wrote: > > My configuration files are kept in git managed directories under > ~/setup/<hostname>. Every <hostname> directory is its own > repository. The reason that I'm using git is because it does what I > need, is small and fast and doesn't require an external reporitory. For > configuration files which are usually plain text all revision control > systems would probably work OK. > > Every directory contains two perl scripts, check.pl and install.pl that > respectively check the differences between files in the repository and > in the filesystem and install files. Both these programs read a file > called 'filelist.<username>'. This is a text file that has on every line > a file in the reposirory, a permission, and its location in the > filesystem (e.g. under /etc or /usr/local/etc for user root, or in $HOME > for other users) and any post-install commands. Both scripts only > process the filelists for the user that is running the script. >
[snip] I currently use subversion for my University work (primarily because of how well it handles binary files). SVN seems to be a bit overkill for what I am looking for. > > The file from the first column is installed in the location in the third > column with the permissions listed in the second column. The rest of the > line (if any) is interpreted as a list of commands and executed by a subshell. > > This system makes it easy to see if there are any differences between > the configuration files in the repository and the real configuration > files (e.g. after a mergemaster run). And it can install every file in > its correct place. It also makes sure that users can only install their > own files, by reading only that user's filelist. > I'll have to play around with this -- interesting. Thanks! -- Glen Barber _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"