etckeeper is a collection of tools to let /etc be stored in a git,
mercurial, darcs, or bzr repository. It hooks into apt (and other package
managers including yum and pacman-g2) to automatically commit changes made
to /etc during package upgrades. It tracks file metadata that revison
control systems do not normally support, but that is important for /etc,
such as the permissions of
/etc/shadow. It's quite modular and
configurable, while also being simple to use if you understand the basics
of working with revision control.
etckeeper is available in git at
in gitweb. It's packaged in
Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, etc.
etckeeper 1.16 released with these changes
- Added support for Fedora's DNF highlevel package manager. Thanks, Peter Listiak and Petr Spacek.
- Add architecture info to dpkg list-installed. Closes: #768145
- Orphaned the Debian package.
etckeeper 1.15 released with these changes
- Recommend cron-daemon, rather than cron, as etckeeper only needs cron.daily functionality. Closes: #762721
etckeeper 1.14 released with these changes
- Handle failure to commit in post-install, pre-install by showing a warning, rather than propigating the error to apt. This avoids breaking the apt run when eg, git is misconfigured and cannot commit. pre-install already did this when it was able to use debconf to display a message, but now debconf is not used, and it always behaves this way. Closes: #760011