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Re: RCSs and CFEngine

From: Jamie Wilkinson
Subject: Re: RCSs and CFEngine
Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2006 13:32:41 +1100
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On Tue Jan 17, 2006 at 17:37:23 -0500, Scott Lackey wrote:
> I' ve had a pretty good experience using CVS, except when changes get
>merged, that always breaks something and causes a headache, so if you have
>multiple admins accessing the same configs, this could cause a problem. SVN
>is generally better because it has "truly atomic commits" that use the
>features of the filesystem to ensure locks and whatnot. The main problem
>with this, though, is that SVN requries that you not use an NFS or otherwise
>shared partition. It has to be a "real" ufs, ext3 etc.. partition, which
>ruled it out for me more than once. I usually just use CVS and hope for the

O rly?

Our shop has 5 techs working off of NFS, using subversion, each with their
cfinputs working copy in their home directories.  Committing can sometimes
be slow due to locking, but it's always worked.

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