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Re: vfat mount and subversion

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2006-03-20 08:05:53 CET

Ilpo Järvinen wrote:
> On Sun, 19 Mar 2006, Branko ?ibejj wrote:
>> Ilpo Järvinen wrote:
>>> I have encountered couple of problems on a laptop which has a vfat mounted
>>> for sharing between Linux and XP. I'm not sure whether this has been
>>> reported earlier (I searched for vfat but nothing came up). And I also
>>> quickly scanned through the fixes made in 1.3.0 and and 1.3.1 but couldn't
>>> find any reference.
>>> ijjarvin@kivilampi-30:~$ svn --version
>>> svn, version 1.2.3 (r15833)
>>> compiled Aug 26 2005, 03:42:45
>>> Because vfat does not have standard chmoding capabilities,
>> Which we don't use anyway.
> !??!
Sorry, I shoul've been more specific -- we don't use them on Windows. We
do of course use them on Unix, so ...


> It is created with TortoiseSVN. It currently has only r1 committed
> from XP since the commits from Linux have failed...
this makes sense, in a way.

> ...Hmm... strace of the commit command has line:
> chmod("/dos/repository/c2cd/db/transactions/1-1.txn/rev", 0770) = -1 EPERM
> (Operation not permitted)
Yes. You're mounting a FAT partition on Linux ... how do you set the
file owner and group in the mount options? If you're not the owner of a
file, then of course you can't chmod it (even though the chmod will do
nothing on FAT).

-- Brane

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