etckeeper is a tool to monitor changes to /etc with revision control systems such as git

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Can we get git-like functionality with a tool like puppet?

I'm thinking about a convenient way to track my vps configurations and to deploy them in one click (or more or less one). I have been reading up and looking into different config deployment tools of ...
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Why is there no git repository after installing etckeeper?

I installed etckeeper on my ubuntu 11.10 server, and after creating the etckeeper repository with: etckeeper init etckeeper commit "Initial version" I got the error: bzr: ERROR: No changes to ...
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etckeeper pushing to github

I set up etckeeper and added the file /etc/etckeeper/commit.d/60github-push in order to push the commit to github. [orschiro@thinkpad etc]$ sudo cat /etc/etckeeper/commit.d/60github-push #!/bin/sh ...
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How can I use etckeeper via sudo with different users and have the correct user in the commit message? [duplicate]

I'm working on a server with several admin users. Each of them can use sudo to make configuration changes. We're keepeing our /etc directory version-controlled using etckeeper. However, when I or ...
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etckeeper on custom directory

I have been reading about etckeeper, but I can't work out if you can use it on any other directories other than /etc. There seems to be no reference to /etc in any configuration file (that I can ...
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etckeeper user and system diffs [closed]

I'm looking for a way to keep user and system-made changes to /etc using etckeeper seperate automatically. Basically different commits for user and system. I'm sure many other sysadmins could benefit ...
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etckeeper implementation in subversion (SVN)

How to setup etckeeper in subversion (SVN).I get to know that etckeeper works with git , mercurial (hg) etc, but it doesn't works with subversion. I am stuck with this etckeeper implementation in ...
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etckeeper, Git checkout, and broken file permissions in /etc

I wanted to figure out why, after a etckeeper commit, I had a problem with rebooting (already solved thanks to this great thing). I played with etckeeper, did git checkout some_commit_sha for a quick ...
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How do I turn off etckeeper. It's preventing me from upgrading Ubuntu

I'm trying to upgrade from Ubuntu Karmic to Lucid, but it fails because etckeeper detects changes which happen during sudo do-release-upgrade and prevents the running of apt. How do I temporarily turn ...
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Using etckeeper - protection and other questions

Following the suggestion made Putting /etc under source control I have installed ETCKEEPER. It seems pretty good but I have some questions. Is the any way off putting the command you do into the ...
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Can etckeeper be used to track config files outside of /etc?

Specificly I would like to track my grub.conf (/boot/grub/grub.conf) and some oracle files (i.e. /db/app/oracle/product/10.2.0/db_1/network/admin/tnsnames.ora). I attempted using links; however ...
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managing multiple machine /etc-s with git using branches. good idea?

went through multiple searches, but couldn't find a question that describes this git branch strategy idea on SU or SF. /etc count is currently < 10. firstly, are there any obvious oversights on ...
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Is there a etckeeper equivalent for Windows? AKA Windows config revision-control

I want to make a central config file repository so that I can have the changes to any config under revision control (Mercurial). This will include some GNU/Linux boxes (which will use etckeeper), the ...
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How to store etckeeper repositories on a central server via git

I would like to have one central git repository for all my servers' etckeeper .git repos. Here the suggestion was to use a file in /etc/etckeeper/commit.d, which basically looks like this, assuming ...
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How to setup etckeeper with Mercurial in Ubuntu?

I'm interested in installing etckeeper with Mercurial in my Ubuntu system. My reason is that I don't know how to use Git and don't want to learn at the moment. If I check the package description it ...
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Is it possible to use etckeeper with a single shared git repository?

I noticed that several people have recommended using etckeeper to apply version control to my /etc directory. It appears to me that the default install puts a repository on the same machine as the ...