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Re: CVS for System Administration and Configuration Restoral

From: Eugene Kramer
Subject: Re: CVS for System Administration and Configuration Restoral
Date: Sat, 14 Oct 2000 04:54:07 -0000
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--- In address@hidden, Garth Winter Webb <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Fri, 13 Oct 2000, Greg A. Woods wrote:
> > 
> > However I would *STRONGLY* advise against trying to use CVS to 
track and
> > manage system configurations and I would *NEVER* use it to 
> > system configurations.
> I would have to agree.

Of course, it is possible to manage configurations with a combination 
of CVS and Gnu make. This sample makefile allows you to collect files 
before checking them into CVS (make import) and to install them (make 

============= same Makefile =======
TO1   := /tmp/dest
FROM1 := .
SRC1  := foo bar

ifdef import
import: $(patsubst %, $(FROM1)/%, $(SRC1))

$(FROM1)/%: $(TO1)/%
    cp $< $@

ifdef install
install: $(patsubst %, $(TO1)/%, $(patsubst %.src,%, $(SRC1)))

$(TO1)/%: $(FROM1)/%
    cp $< $@

ifndef NOGLOB
    @$(MAKE) NOGLOB=1 address@hidden $@

Of course, you'd want to check if the file is writable before you 
overwrite it.


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