Coda File System

Re: coda 6.0.0 and realms

From: Florian Schaefer <>
Date: Mon, 2 Jun 2003 11:10:05 +0200
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Hello Ivan,

On Mon, 2 Jun 2003 10:38:41 +0200 (MET DST), Ivan Popov said:

> As a temporary and hackish workaround you might be able to do:

You're right, this is a very hackish approach. ;-) Especially the part
with all those links keeps me from choosing this way.

> Another, more compilcated workaround (probably not worth the effort)
> is to set up a separate cell (i.e. at least one server) for each of
> florian and texmf.local, an move the corresponding data there, into the
> corresponding root volume. Then your old layout would be back (provided a
> suitable realm file contents or dns records).

This really wouldn't be worth the effort and I'm not so keen on running
several servers on one machine.

> Again, it can help keep your system running, but consider using
> only the new "global" paths in the future. Those are guaranteed to stay
> valid.

I see your point but one tends to stick to well known layouts...

> Note also that all your special paths (ab)using the cell (realm) part of
> the Coda paths will be by definition local to your "handcrafted" clients
> and not usable as-is for a casual Coda client (say if your employee would
> come to visit Chalmers but still would like to run her own mozilla setup
> from her home directory on Coda - which is perfectly possible with pure
> global paths).

Well, the thing about something "handcrafted" wouldn't be much of a
problem here. My layout is one server, two clients and me as the only

Nevertheless, thank you for your clarifications.


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