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Re: Pipes (Fifos) stored in SVN

From: Ulrich Eckhardt <eckhardt_at_satorlaser.com>
Date: 2004-12-13 13:03:11 CET

Johann Glaser wrote:
> 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.

If the script requires root, so will subversion, so this won't help.

> 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/)

It's not like those have any content that could be versioned (except the
symlinks, which have a target), the only thing they could do is, well, being
present, and even that only on POSIX-like systems - win32 as other big family
doesn't allow pipes and files in the same directory-namespace, but it would
then add mutexes, events and other such stuff to the things that subversion
could potentially have to manage...
(please note the irony in the last part)


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Received on Mon Dec 13 13:04:42 2004

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