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Re: [PATCH] svn now stores unix-owner, -group, and -mode too

From: Philip Martin <philip_at_codematters.co.uk>
Date: 2005-02-01 23:20:52 CET

"Ph. Marek" <philipp.marek@bmlv.gv.at> writes:

> here's a patch which sits atop of my previous patch for issue 1256
> (http://subversion.tigris.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=1256; patch at
> http://subversion.tigris.org/servlets/ReadMsg?list=dev&msgNo=82866)
> which saves the owner, group, and unix-mode of files in properties.

Please provide a short description of the behaviour you intend to
implement. Some questions:

- I assume the owner/group/mode of the working copy files get set
  during checkout, does it apply to directories as well?

- Non-root Unix users cannot usually change ownership, does this cause
  lots of warnings or errors?

- Do updates modify the working copy owner/group/mode?

- If I change the owner/group/mode of the working copy does this get
  committed, or do I have to do an explicit propset?

- If an update changes the owner/group/mode does it generate conflicts
  with local changes, or do conflicts only occur if the wc properties
  are modified?

- Is there a way to enable/disable the behaviour?

> I did some amount of testing, but remarks are always appreciated.
> (I know that a rewrite of libsvn_wc is planned which possibly does all that,
> but as it may take some time I did a patch for the current code)

A rewrite has been mentioned, but that doesn't mean it is planned.

> * subversion-1.1.3.tstamp/subversion/include/svn_io.h

We need a patch against trunk, not 1.1.3.

Philip Martin
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Received on Tue Feb 1 23:22:11 2005

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