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Re: Re[2]: Config files is harcoded in sources?!

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: 2003-11-13 08:04:57 CET

Lev Serebryakov <lev@serebryakov.spb.ru> writes:

> Hello, C.!
> Wednesday, November 12, 2003, 11:05:15 PM, you wrote:
> >> Are here any plans to
> CMP> [...]
> >> allows select directory with configs in compile time?!
> CMP> No. We want the configuration area to remain at an expected location
> CMP> so that different Subversion-related tools know where to find the
> CMP> configuration. If you need to do so, you can override the config
> CMP> location at run-time, though (typically done for testing purposes).
> It is not good behavior for systems, which have some rules about
> FS hierarchy for third-party programs. FreeBSD is good example of
> such system. You behave VERY BAD, if put something to /etc, and you
> are not program from base system.
> Ok, I'll add patch to FreeBSD's port, it is not difficult. But I
> don't think, it is good idea to put something not system-provided to
> /etc in any case. For example, because / could be mountet read-only
> after base system configuration. And all third-party programs should
> not intersect with base ones!

We don't put anything in /etc. We merely *look* for something in
/etc. Subversion only creates per-user config locations. We let
sysadmins handle the creation of per-machine config locations, if they
see fit to do so.

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Received on Thu Nov 13 08:06:12 2003

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