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RE: Pipes (Fifos) stored in SVN

From: James FitzGibbon <jfitzgibbon_at_primustel.ca>
Date: 2004-12-13 16:44:00 CET

Correct me if I'm wrong, but even if the fifo was in SVN, the SVN client
would still need to be root to set
the ownership properly, wouldn't it? Just because I'm using svn to create
an inode on disk instead of "touch" or
"vi" doesn't grant me additional priviledges.

-----Original Message-----
From: Johann Glaser [mailto:Johann.Glaser@gmx.at]
Sent: Monday, December 13, 2004 6:25 AM
To: users@subversion.tigris.org
Subject: Re: Pipes (Fifos) stored in SVN

Hi!

> > May I suggest to add another such little enhancement and also store
> > named pipes (= FIFOs) (created e.g. with mkfifo(1)). Sometimes it is
> > handy to have fifos in directories while testing a program.
>
> Is there something preventing your test-programs from just creating
> the named pipe if it doesn't exist?
>
> Just because something is in the file-system doesn't mean it should be
> revision-controlled :)

Yes, you are right. Actually, the script itself creates the pipe if there is
none. Unfortunately there are some important owner and permission issues
which can only be done when running as root (what is not the normal
operation of the script). Therefore I'd like to have the pipe there as is
when checking out the devel environment.

But regardless of my direct needs, wouldn't it be at least an easy to
implement improvement to SVN, if it supports more kinds of special
files:
 - symbol links (already in 1.1)
 - fifos
 - devices (like in /dev/)

So this is a suggestion and a wish. :-)

Bye
  Hansi

-- 
Johann Glaser   <Johann.Glaser@gmx.at>
   Vienna University of Technology
       Electrical Engineering
____ http://www.johann-glaser.at/ ____
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