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[Gnu-arch-users] Re: Link with permissions

From: Robin Farine
Subject: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: Link with permissions
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2004 12:14:09 +0200
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On Tuesday 28 September 2004 10.53, Miles Bader wrote:

> I think it's reasonable to ask that if you'd like to _remove_ (or
> change) functionality, that you give concrete examples of how
> existing uses of that functionality can be done in a different
> way.

I hope my previous reply helped.

> [Not to me, mind you -- I don't personally care all that much
> about permission bits, at least so far.]

Same for me, most of the time this is more a problem than a feature, 
e.g. people editing files accessed through samba using a Windows 
IDE messing up the permissions or easily corrupted revision 
libraries when using hard-linked project trees.

But when I actually needed this feature for an embedded system's 
root filesystem, the current scheme of permission versioning was 
too limited so I had to use another way of doing it.

To sum up, the actual permissions of a file in a project tree or in 
a revision library must not be identified with the permissions we 
want to keep under the version control tool. Actually applying them 
to a project tree is just a particular use case among many others.


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