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Re: svn:needs-lock cannot set files to read only

From: Harun Vos <hvos_at_lynx.com.au>
Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2009 11:05:43 +0800

dan stead wrote:
> I have installed one fix (see below) in the smb.conf file which fixed
> a previous problem when adding new files to the repository:
> [svn]
> Path = /svn
> Valid users = blah dah spare
> Read only = no
> Create mask = 0644
> Force create mod = 0600
> Security mask = 0555
> Force securtity mode = 0600
> Directory mask = 0770
> I don’t think this has anything to do with my problem but it is the
> last fix that I had made before these problems began.
Hi Dan,

This is a bit off-topic for this list, but that looks like you've
configured Samba to always force all files to be read/write by owner.
The "force security mode" setting says:
> Essentially, 'one' bits in this mask may be treated as a set of bits
that, when modifying security on a file, the user has always set to be on.
"Force create mode" seems to do the same thing, but only when files are
(Taken from

Are you able to manually set the files read-only, via the Windows
Explorer properties dialog?

Harun Trefry


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