[rancid] Renaming devices? (svn backend)

Howard Jones howie at thingy.com
Thu Apr 18 15:54:58 UTC 2013

On 17/04/2013 15:45, Per-Olof Olsson wrote:
> From rancid FAQ:
> % cp -p CVS/<GROUP>/configs/old_device_name,v \
>                 CVS/<GROUP>/configs/new_device_name,v 
> SVN provides a rename function; but we suggest that you use it's
>    copy function instead, and leave the clean-up of the old name
>    to rancid.  So, you would use the copy function (proper
>    substitutions, of course) in place of the cp in the CVS example,
>    then commit the new file.
While it's true that this is in the FAQ, it doesn't really make sense. I 
guess it depends on how you interpret "proper substitutions", but the 
CVS directory in a SVN-backed installation is the opaque svn repository.


    cd var/<GROUP>/configs
    svn copy oldname newname
    svn commit newname -m "Renamed oldname to newname"

looks to be the proper substitution.



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