Subject: CVS is not really a good system CM tool when stand-alone...
To: None <>
From: Greg A. Woods <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/10/2000 14:11:06
[ On Tuesday, January 11, 2000 at 00:09:18 (+1100), Simon Burge wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: Bringing CVS Into the Tree 
> CVS can also be a very good tool for configuration management (stuff in
> /etc, etc :)

Unless you're using a tool like GNU cf-engine and managing the cf-engine
input sources with CVS then CVS is more of a pain in the butt for system
CM.  Just use RCS (or one of the available SCCS clones) -- such tools
are more than capable enough for the basics.

> - one could argue on production boxes that CVS could be
> more useful than the C compiler.

only if you also handle lots of "source" code of one sort or another...

>  You don't need to be able to compile
> for CVS to be useful.

absolutely true!

							Greg A. Woods

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