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Re: Subversion on a samba share

From: Enno Rehling <enno_at_despammed.com>
Date: 2004-09-14 16:06:42 CEST

m christensen wrote:

> What are they doing with this "shared working copy"?
>
> If they are "working" in it and making changes, I think the correct
> answer is not the one you asked for, but DON'T DO THAT.
>
> Shared Working copies subvert the whole idea of revision control.

I know that. Beleive me, I know that... We had a long discussion about the
whole thing, and it fails. It's the way people in that department have
always worked. All their process and tools are built around that way of working.

We want the stuff they produced in our asset control, which is why we're
making them use subversion. To the rest of us, that whole department is
basically one user, because of the way they work. However, to samba, they
are not just one user - and our network department is refusing to let them
all be one samba user either.

And poor me is stuck between all those conflicting sides, and the only thing
that is technically in my way is that subversion is trying to make a file
read-write and complains about not being allowed).

Even when I tell the samba server to always keep all files with read-write
permissions, SVN will still try to set the permissions on those files and
fail because it's not the right user.

Enno.

Received on Tue Sep 14 16:07:19 2004

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