[ic] Risks of websites served from Subversion or CVS checkouts
ic at 3edge.com
ic at 3edge.com
Wed Aug 20 07:05:24 UTC 2008
Mike Heins writes:
> Quoting Jon Jensen (jon at endpoint.com):
>> On Tue, 19 Aug 2008, Peter wrote:
>> >> If you use Subversion or CVS on any project, I recommend you look into how
>> >> your files are being served and see if there's anything being exposed.
>> > Just a side note, that this is bad practice anyways.
>> A matter of opinion, and I disagree.
>> > You should maintain your CVS, SVN, GIT, etc repositories separately from
>> > your running copy of IC. It is a good idea to use the standard, perl
>> > Makefile.PL, make, make test, make install method to install your
>> > running copy of IC (as well as other programs) as this method does not
>> > copy the CVS, SVN, etc directories anyways, plus it checks certain
>> > system dependencies and sets variables, etc.
>> I think Perl's ExtUtils::MakeMaker (Makefile.PL) is a terrible way to roll
>> out a complex Interchange site comprised of Interchange, admin, catalog
>> ("migration") files, etc.
>> Version control systems have worked quite well at this for me. They also
>> provide a sane way to deal with any intentional or unintentional changes
>> made in production (such as mv_metadata.asc, page edits by administrative
>> users, shipping.asc, etc.) and provide a way to do code rollouts.
> We could easily set $relpat = qr/(\.\.|\.svn|CVS)/ in Vend::File
> to ignore CVS/Subversion directories.
Sounds like a quick and easy way to solve a possible issue, be it 'bad
practise' or not :)
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