[rancid] Re: rancid and git

Joel Krauska jkrauska at gmail.com
Thu Apr 22 18:16:54 UTC 2010

seph wrote:
> In git, I've been finding the actual process much cleaner. A bunch of
> checkins locally, and a simpler push change sets out. Yes it still needs
> a central point, but it's been much faster, and just smoother. Way
> cleaner merges too.

My rancid SCM repos are read-only.

Checking in changes to your SCM doesn't apply those changed configs to 
your devices. (unless I'm missing something fundamental about rancid)

Yes, git is great for handling complicated merges, but the rancid 
process should be the only thing doing 'commits' to the tree so 
complicated merges are moot.

There's a git-svn tool which acts as a conduit for svn trees if you 
really can't grock svn.  But as I say, most of the big git wins won't 
apply for a read-only repo.

Are people using the rancid repo to push changes to devices??



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