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Re: Bikeshed: configuration override order

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: Fri, 06 Aug 2010 14:13:24 -0400

On Fri, 2010-08-06 at 13:50 -0400, Hyrum K. Wright wrote:
> I'm doing some more thinking about repository-dictated configuration,

I get nervous when I see people talk about repository-dictated
configuration as an extension of the general configuration framework.

There are a lot of things a repository should not be able to configure
for trust reasons--in particular, what commands the client runs. When
you check out material from a repository, you are not handing over the
keys to your machine or account, just retrieving content. In fact, I
think there are only a few specific configuration variables which a
repository should be able to influence, such as mime-type recognition.
Received on 2010-08-06 20:14:07 CEST

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