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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] .listing files

From: Yann Droneaud
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] .listing files
Date: Mon, 20 Sep 2004 11:27:51 +0200
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Tom Lord <address@hidden> writes:

>     > From: Miles Bader <address@hidden>
>     > I can't see that it would cause any harm; it's just one small
>     > invisible file per directory in tree few people ever look at...
> On the contrary.  Anyone looking at the directory over http is looking
> at the file and depending upon its accuracy, which can not be
> transactionally guaranteed (hence `archive-fixup').
> Additionally, it complicates backups, security provisions and so
> forth.
> Actually, James:  for security reasons, the answer is no.  GNU Arch
> will not create .listing files by default.

We could add "signed .listing" files and rely only on them.

But this will create be a new archive format :/

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