On Wed, Nov 20, 2013 at 12:55:51AM -0800, Ben Reser wrote:
> libmagic is causing us to set application/xml on any XML file regardless of
> file extension.
This default comes the system's MAGIC file, and is configurable.
> In order for a user to configure around this by setting
> auto-props they'll have to anticipate every file extension that happens to be
> detected as application/xml. That's rather burdensome.
> The alternative is they build without libmagic. Which is burdensome for users
> that are using binaries. The alternative is to suggest that we allow you to
> disable libmagic even if it was built with it (which might not be a bad idea
> even with the changes I propose). But I think that's really just hiding the
If you don't like the results libmagic is giving, you can configure it.
For instance, to disable the heuristics entirely, give libmagic an empty
MAGIC file, and you're done.
$ svn add test.pdf; svn pl -v test.pdf
A (bin) test.pdf
Properties on 'test.pdf':
$ svn revert test.pdf
$ export MAGIC=/tmp/nonexistent; svn add test.pdf; svn pl -v test.pdf
> > Additionally, users can use their own MAGIC files to control what
> > mime-types libmagic gives to Subversion. We don't need to replicate
> > this functionality in Subversion itself.
> We're not duplicating functionality. libmagic doesn't tell you if a file is
> text it tells you the format.
It tells us the mime-type. Which sadly cannot be used to tell whether
something is suitable for merge/diff.
I think this boils down to the old discussion that using the
mime-type for this purpose was a bad idea.
Received on 2013-11-20 10:39:10 CET