This system provides an easy way to push and pull a config from a repo. Most machines should be able to use a common etc repo. Evaluate a good organization strategy that takes role divergence into account. If the machine services will not remain the same then they should not be grouped. A good group to start with is the workstations. Under an etckeeper setup minor config updates can be pushed automatically to the machines without a full image clone and deploy. Admin access to Gitlab will likely be needed, try to use registered hooks and tokens instead of username/password combos for connecting to git. we should be able to have a common shared project without needed some kind of “local user” for auth.
sudo apt-get install etckeeper git-core
comment out VCS=“bzr”, uncomment VCS=“git”
# The VCS to use. # VCS="hg" VCS="git" # VCS="bzr" # VCS="darcs"
sudo etckeeper init