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RE: Windows User vs Novell User

From: Nicholas Sloan <SloanN_at_certauth.cc.wmich.edu>
Date: 2006-12-14 05:16:56 CET

Steve, first of all, you seemed to have forgotten to reply to all
with your response. You are actually the only one to respond so far.

For anyone interested, my working directory is on a networked drive
which is on a Novell Netware server, I believe. I honestly don't
know too much about the server end of things. I am running
subversion on a remote machine from the actual storage drive running
Windows XP. The problem seems to be pretty simple, just difficult to

On my Windows workstation (running svn) the username is SloanN.

My Novell username (the user that actually writes to the drive) is

The Novell username is too long to set as a Windows XP username.

Subversion is running as SloanN. All of the other files used by
subversion are writable by anyone, but the tmp directory is only
writable by the owner. Even though the directory was created by svn
running as SloanN, Novell sets the username to the novell username:
SloanN.Users.ATIS.AOU.WMU. When svn checks to see if it can write
inside of the tmp directory, it sees that it can't because it's user
is SloanN and the tmp directory is owned by
SloanN.Users.ATIS.AOU.WMU. Now, the way Novell works, svn
technically COULD write to the directory as SloanN and it would
appear as if it was written by SloanN.Users.ATIS.AOU.WMU, however,
simply seeing "Writable by owner only, owner is
SloanN.Users.ATIS.AOU.WMU, I am SloanN" is enough to scare svn away
from attempting to write the files.

Anyone able to help, let me know.

>>> <Steve.Craft@sungard.com> 12/13/06 6:29 PM >>>

I came in a bit late to the thread, but can you explain your
platform architecture? I work in a fairly heterogenous environment
and might be able to throw you my $.02.

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