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trouble locking on remote filesystems

From: Lance E Sloan <lsloan_at_umich.edu>
Date: 2004-07-14 18:57:53 CEST

I'm very new to Subversion. I just installed it on my Mac OS X 10.3
machine using Fink. I installed the svn and svn-client packages and their
dependencies. I'm working with it now, but at first, I was getting this
message in response to my "svn import":

  Can't get shared lock on file '/Volumes/Slave/svntest/locks/db.lock':
  Operation not supported

That's on a volume remotely mounted from another computer on the network
using AFP. After a while, I remembered that some types of locking do not
work on filesystems mounted from remote hosts. So I tried using a
repository on my local drive instead and all was good. I tried using a
filesystem mounted with SMB to see what would happen and that failed, too.

If this is a FAQ or a case of RTFM, let me know. I think it would be great
if Subversion could use some sort of locking methods that would work
equally well on local filesystems or those mounted from a remote host.

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Lance E Sloan, Systems Research Programmer III
U-M WATS: Web Applications, Technologies, and Solutions
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