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Re: Unable to checkout working copy to mapped drive

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-07-17 19:46:11 CEST

Josh wrote:
> I have been using sftpdrive to access files on my linux server files
> as a windows network drive via ssh. I also tried webdrive to do the
> same thing. They both work great.
> When I browse to my mapped drive and then attempt to checkout, I
> receive this error:
> Error: Can't set file 'S:\test5\.svn\entries' read-only: The system
> cannot find the file specified.
> TSVN does create the .svn directory,
> $ ls -lh /home/josh/test5/.svn/
> total 20K
> -rw-rw-r-- 1 josh josh 254 Jul 15 22:36 entries
> drwxrwxr-x 2 josh josh 4.0K Jul 15 22:36 prop-base
> drwxrwxr-x 2 josh josh 4.0K Jul 15 22:36 props
> drwxrwxr-x 2 josh josh 4.0K Jul 15 22:36 text-base
> drwxrwxr-x 5 josh josh 4.0K Jul 15 22:36 tmp
> Any ideas?

Check the permissions on your linux server (I assume you're using
Samba?). The problem is that there are different permissions on Samba
for hidden/system folders, and that's what Subversion creates (hidden
.svn folders). Subversion is able to create those folders, but then
doesn't have access rights to them, or at least not all the required rights.

Apart from that, I really don't recommend using working copies on
network drives. You already have the best backup (the repository). It's
called a 'working *copy*' because it is your personal, private copy and
should be located on the local harddrive.


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