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Windows User vs Novell User

From: Nicholas Sloan <SloanN_at_certauth.cc.wmich.edu>
Date: 2006-12-13 22:26:04 CET

Not sure if this is how I create a new topic, but here goes...

I am pretty sure after much pondering, I have discovered the root
of my problem: my Windows user is SloanN and my novell user is
SloanN.Users.ATIS.AOU.WMU. I believe that svn creates the .svn/tmp/
folder to be writable by the owner only, and since it has been
created on a novell shared drive that user is
SloanN.Users.ATIS.AOU.WMU. The problem occurs when trying to write
to the directory. Windows and Subversion are fully capable of
writing to it (Subversion created it, after all), however, both
think that they can't (in the folder properties dialog, Windows
thinks it's read only, and svn fails with "Cannot write
.svn/tmp/tempfile.tmp" when I do an update).

The obvious solution would be to make the file group or world
writeable on the Novell drive, however I don't have the permissions
to change permissions, and my office creates too many new projects
to request that permissions be changed every time a new project is
started. I had the idea of changing my windows username to match the
novell login, but the novell login is too long. It seems that the
only other option would be to make this directory group or world
writeable upon creation, which it seems would require a modification
to the source code.

If anyone else has other ideas, please post them here. If this is
an issue for dev, please let me know.

Nick

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