Hi! I want to use git to manage the system configuration (/etc/...) for a number of Linux servers in my network. Right now, on every machine, /etc/ is a git repository where I locally commit after every change to config files, software upgrades etc.
Now I thought that it would be great to have a central git repository that stores the configuration that is the same for all machines and I could do server-1 $ (edit config) server-1 $ git commit server-1 $ git push and then on all other servers: server-n $ git pull to get the changes. However, there is a number of problems with that: * Each machine has of course some files whose content is local to that machine (e.g. /etc/hostname). * Each machine has folders that are beyond the "core config" (e.g. /etc/apache2 for a web server and /etc/postgresql for a database server). I also want these local files and folders to be under revision control using git, but I don't know what is a/the best possible way to do it, i.e. have the "general part" and the "local part", all mixed up in one directory. One way to go, I guess, would be to have /etc -- general part /etc_local -- local part and just symlink everything that's not part of the general config from /etc_local to /etc. But maybe someone else has a better idea? Thanks for your help, Tobias -- design the future... now!
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