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Re: TSVN and Samba

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2008 16:24:05 +0100

Rachel wrote:
> We had it as a windows share but have just moved to a linux server.
>
> We have always used a central working repo on the dev server, changing
> this could be quite a cultural shock for some of the developers here.

But it's the right way to work. Remember: you're using version control.
Sharing a working copy completely negates all the advantages of that.

> Why the big issue with TSVN and Samba?

Because of the incompatibilities of Linux and Windows. As I said, the
permissions are not compatible, they're completely different. And while
SAMBA tries to hide that fact, it simply can't succeed for all
situations. Normal windows apps usually don't have problems, but
Subversion is a cross-platform application and 'knows' about some Linux
specific stuff - that's what confuses SAMBA (a windows share simply
ignores certain requests and does nothing).

> Can I get around this by having just one useraccount on my samba share?

you could try, but I don't think it will solve all problems.
You can try a google search for "Subversion samba share" and you'll
discover that you're not alone with your problems. But I haven't found
one search result that has a solution for this problem.

Stefan

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