Subject: Re: /etc/security issues
To: NetBSD Userlevel Technical Discussion List <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Andrew Brown <email@example.com>
Date: 05/04/2001 16:25:43
>> oh...that. can you suggest as easy way to do that?
>Wll, I know exactly *how* to do it. It's not necessarily "easy" no
>matter which way you look at it, though the concept is trivial to
>understand for anyone familiar with CVS vendor-branch support. :-)
then it would be highly manual, not automatable, and whoever was
installing a machine that wanted to take advantage of it would have to
mindfully backup the fresh files before doing *any* customization.
which it's very possible unless it was wedged into sysinst.
>> please note that the rcs backups mechanism doesn't change the tags
>> from the released files, so you could just compare the file you've
>> currently got with the released file of the same number.
>Depending on the tags is silly and error prone, and besides it will not
>even work at all for files that cannot have comments (eg. /etc/master.passwd).
it gives me a baseline. yes, for files that don't have a tag, it
>> okay, so it's a bad example. gimme a better one. :P
>My canonical example has been when I've got two different web servers
>installed and running (on different ports, of course) but both use the
>same basename for their config file: httpd.conf.
good. that problem is solved.
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