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[Gnu-arch-users] Re: Ruminations on Arch Desiderata

From: Miles Bader
Subject: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: Ruminations on Arch Desiderata
Date: 17 Sep 2003 13:09:31 +0900

Paul Snively <address@hidden> writes:
> Experience in what area? Using arch, using naming/directory 
> services...? It seems to me fairly apparent that, while having a 
> "global distributed namespace" is nice, having to define names in the 
> namespace by hand doesn't scale.

Neither does the sort of auto-detection you're talking about -- in fact
I'd think such auto-detection, while convenient, would work best among
the sort of community that's small enough so that it's not strictly

Hmmm, how about this:

  rm -rf ~/.arch-params/=locations
  ln -s /nfs-mounted-global-dir ~/.arch-params/=locations

Now whenever someone does `tla make-archive' or `tla register-archive',
everybody can see the change... :-)

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