Subject: Re: dot-files: CVS_RSH and more
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jan Schaumann <email@example.com>
Date: 10/10/2002 11:44:55
Hubert Feyrer <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> We ship cvs, and we ship sources that have CVS-dirs. I wonder if we should
> set CVS_RSH so users don't have to do this?
Set it to ssh, you mean?
I don't think that's a wise idea. People might want to use cvs for
other purposes than just updating their NetBSD sources where they might
not be able to use ssh as a CVS_RSH. We should assume that people who
want to use cvs know how to set the variable accodingly and leave it
unset per default.
We don't set other environment variables that we think might be
'helpful' either, right? I mean, we don't even set PATH to include
/usr/pkg/bin per default, or do we?
Just my $.02. 'Least surprise' and all...
 yes, this problem could of course also be made the other way around
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