Number: 628

Date: 10-Apr-84 16':27':05

Submitter: Sannella.PA

Source: Raim.pasa

Subject: FLOPPY should support file types

Lisp Version: 

Description: '
Date': Tue, 10 Apr 84 13':10 PST'
From': Raim.pasa'
Subject': Re': Ar #561'
In-reply-to': "''s message of 9 Apr 84 16':56 PST"'
To':, Sannella.PA,'
cc': le,, 1100Support'
Thank you for your clarification.'
Our testing indicates that Floppy code does not support  the TYPE attribute.  I.e., when we copy {dsk}foo.dcom to {floppy}foo.dcom, no type information is maintained.  When a customer attempts to take his distribution floppy and copy {floppy}foo.dcom to {fileserver}foo.dcom, type TEXT is the default.'
The upshot seems to be that 1108 customers can''t routinely create <lispusers> and <lisplibrary> on their fileservers.  Is their a workaround?  I seem to recall an undocumented variable called DEFAULTFILETYPE.  Would setting it to BINARY for *.dcom and *.sysout files be a suitable workaround for customers to know about?'
Date': 10 Apr 84 14':23 PST'
Subject': Re': Ar #561'
In-reply-to': Raim.pasa''s message of Tue, 10 Apr 84 13':10 PST'
To': Raim.pasa'
cc':, Sannella.PA, le.pasa,, 1100Support.pasa'
Yes, setting DEFAULTFILETYPE to BINARY during COPYFILE of binary files is the workaround.  If DEFAULTFILETYPE isn''t documented, it should be.'
p.s. Mike': There is a related AR, attn me, that Dolphin/Dorado {DSK} does not support TYPE.  Perhaps/Moderate/Moderate/DesignImpl.'


Test Case: 

Edit-By: Sannella.PA

Edit-Date: 17-Aug-84 11':31':25


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In/By: Harmony

Disposition: '
[Date': 13 APR 84 17':26 PST'
From': ROACH.PA'
628 Difficulty ← Easy (probably)]'

System: Operating System

Subsystem: DLion Floppy



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Difficulty: Easy

Frequency: Everytime

Impact: Moderate

Priority: Perhaps

Status: Closed

Problem Type: Bug

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