# Re: Commit error on WC located on network drive

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-05-31 16:59:15 CEST

On 5/31/07, Lionel Guy <l.guy@macxred.ch> wrote:
> Dear TortoiseSVN users,
>
> For some reasons, I use WinXP on a virtual machine (VMware Fusion)
> running on MacOSX. To be able to access my files from both sides (Mac
> and Windows), I use a shared folder, that is accessed from WinXP through
> a network drive. The system says it is HGFS file system (unknown to me).
>
> I can easily checkout a working copy of the repository, add new files,
> but when I try to commit the changes, I get the following message:
>
> Error Can't set access time of
> \\<server>\<share>\<topdir>\.svn\tmp\text-base\<file>.svn-base: Access
> is denied.
>
> I tried to change the umask in the shared folder from the mac side,
> without effect. I tried to place my working copy on the local WinXP dir,
> and it worked fine.
>
> Any idea what could be the problem ?

Sharing WCs between users and operating systems is highly discouraged
(and IIRC not supported) because weird things can happen, or total
incompatibilities can come up.

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