Put configuration files in a version control system

Registered by Stefan Michalowski on 2006-04-19

Put all the files in the /etc directory into a version control systeme such as subversion. This will allow the user to rollback if he makes any mistakes, make backups on changes, generate a rss feed of changes, and many other possibilities.

Probably, configuration tools will need to be aware of this and show a "rollback" button somewhere.

An example of how to do this:
http://www.askbjoernhansen.com/archives/2005/02/23/put_etc_under_s.html

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Started by
Stefan Michalowski on 2006-08-16

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The functionality described in this blueprint is now available through etckeeper, which is in the Ubuntu repositories.
I think this blueprint can now be marked as completed.
   - gweaver 13/04/2010
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There is some initial code available from the wiki page.

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