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Re: /etc/fsvs is modified only after the changes have been committed

Author pmarek
Full name P.Marek
Date 2008-10-21 01:51:58 PDT
Message Hello Pieter!

>>> Is there an elegant solution to my problem, apart from ignoring
>>> "/etc/fsvs", which is a solution I don't really like?
>
>> Not yet. And if you ignored the whole directory, you wouldn't have the ignore
>> patterns versioned anymore.
>
> Ok, I agree that ignore patterns should go in /etc. But...
...
> But why should the state of the 'current revision' go in /etc as well?
>
> Referring to the the FHS[*] this may not be the best (or at least an
> unusual) location for it. FHS mentions that files in /etc should be
> 'configuration files' and also be 'static'. At the same time it suggests
> /var for "spool directories and files, administrative and logging data,
> and transient and temporary files".
>
> I was wondering whether we could realise this split for fsvs too. If so,
> my first hunch would be that this will solve the discussed problem as a
> bonus since, indeed, /etc will only contain static files.
FSVS already uses /var/spool/fsvs for spool files - eg and the *list* of entries (that
is mostly a cache of the repository data at revision N) is already there.

> But why should the state of the 'current revision' go in /etc as well?
Because in /etc it will be versioned - and that's good, because to restore a machine to
*exactly* the state it was in you'll need the information which URL*s* you had at which
revision.

I grant you that for a single URL (which will mostly be at HEAD) it's not such an
important point - but if you use some 50 URLs at varying revisions, you'll be grateful
if you can later see what you had 3 weeks ago, "when it still worked" ...


But I won't forgot your suggestion; it's duly noted :-)


Regards,

Phil

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             Try fsvs (fsvs.tigris.org)!

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/etc/fsvs is modified only after the changes have been committed farzy Farzad FARID 2008-10-13 06:21:41 PDT
     Re: /etc/fsvs is modified only after the changes have been committed pmarek P.Marek 2008-10-13 08:12:21 PDT
         Re: /etc/fsvs is modified only after the changes have been committed pmarek P.Marek 2008-10-13 08:28:48 PDT
         Re: /etc/fsvs is modified only after the changes have been committed farzy Farzad FARID 2008-10-13 08:48:39 PDT
             Re: /etc/fsvs is modified only after the changes have been committed pmarek P.Marek 2008-10-13 08:59:55 PDT
         Re: /etc/fsvs is modified only after the changes have been committed griffon26 Maurice van der Pot 2008-10-13 10:21:58 PDT
             Re: /etc/fsvs is modified only after the changes have been committed pmarek P.Marek 2008-10-13 11:04:19 PDT
         Re: /etc/fsvs is modified only after the changes have been committed Pieter Ennes <lists at spam dot ennes dot net> Pieter Ennes <lists at spam dot ennes dot net> 2008-10-20 14:10:39 PDT
             Re: /etc/fsvs is modified only after the changes have been committed pmarek P.Marek 2008-10-21 01:51:58 PDT
                 Re: /etc/fsvs is modified only after the changes have been committed pmarek P.Marek 2008-10-21 23:49:38 PDT
                 Re: /etc/fsvs is modified only after the changes have been committed farzy Farzad FARID 2008-10-22 01:22:10 PDT
                     Re: /etc/fsvs is modified only after the changes have been committed Pieter Ennes <lists at spam dot ennes dot net> Pieter Ennes <lists at spam dot ennes dot net> 2008-10-22 01:36:32 PDT
                         Re: /etc/fsvs is modified only after the changes have been committed pmarek P.Marek 2008-10-22 09:25:07 PDT
                 Re: /etc/fsvs is modified only after the changes have been committed griffon26 Maurice van der Pot 2008-10-22 09:36:52 PDT
                     Re: /etc/fsvs is modified only after the changes have been committed pmarek P.Marek 2008-10-22 10:11:40 PDT
                         Re: /etc/fsvs is modified only after the changes have been committed griffon26 Maurice van der Pot 2008-10-22 10:13:22 PDT
     RE: /etc/fsvs is modified only after the changes have been committed manolson Auriel Manolson 2009-04-16 16:18:20 PDT
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