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Old 03-20-2010, 06:56 PM   #1
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what is RCS


Hi all

Can some one tell me what RCS is please

ref: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AWStats

would like to know what it is before I install awstats

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Last edited by tommytomato; 03-20-2010 at 06:57 PM. Reason: RCS, awstats
 
Old 03-20-2010, 07:22 PM   #2
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RCS is 'Revision Control System', and is/was used for what most of us now use CVS or Subversion. In the link you posted, it mostly looks like they want to use it to backup your existing configuration file(s). Perhaps the scheme you're looking at has some method to roll back in some sanitary way. Without giving the webpage you cited close scrutiny, I would estimate that anyone anal enough to go to the trouble of using RCS to backup stuff probably has a fairly safe attitude.
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Old 03-20-2010, 07:48 PM   #3
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So what your saying then, it's not really worth installing RCL just to get awstats going, one can easily back files with out using RCL

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Nope, I'm saying that if they want to use RCS to do something, you should probably consider the package that is requesting it to be trustworthy. It sounded like that was the question you wanted answered. If not, what are you trying to establish? Do you have some objection to installing RCS, or any other prerequisite?
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