On Thu, 30 Aug 2012 17:20:15 +0200
Thomas Koch <tho...@koch.ro> wrote:
> - It should use the namespace dvcs-autosync for folders in .config, .local
> rather then the generic autosync which would also be consistent with the
> package name.
> - It should call logrotate from time to time to clean up old log files
isn't this the user's job? just like root should set up logrotate to keep
/var/log clean so that system daemons don't have to worry about this.
> - Pidfiles should be written somewhere in /tmp. It seems there's no standard
> for a /run/ folder for users?!?
maybe $XDG_DATA_HOME/autosync ($HOME/.local/share/autosync). but does this even
need a pid file?
my main gripe with dvcs-autosync is that it is AFAICT simply impossible to
implement without being vulnerable to race conditions, bogus git errors and
potentially data loss scenarios.
see http://lists.madduck.net/pipermail/vcs-home/2012-March/000764.html for the
I think (?) git-annex (even with assistant) is able to avoid this mess because
it can atomically add content to the git index (i.e. when adding files to git,
you can be sure they don't change, cause they are either symlinks, or git-annex
metadata afaik). AFAIK Joey has put a lot of thought in robustness wrt file
modifications/deletions/... during git annex operations. IIRC the worst thing
with autosync is, it can delete your file if you delete and re-add it yourself
vcs-home mailing list