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Re: TSVN and Samba

From: Rachel <rachel_at_netbeans.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2008 15:33:10 +0000

Thank's stefan,

We have had a conversation here and have agreed to look into having local
working copies,

Would you happen to know where I can get a good post-commit script for
updating a working copy on our client approval server?

Thanks

Rachel

On 1/11/08, Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com> wrote:
>
> 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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