RE: Windows User vs Novell User
From: Nicholas Sloan <SloanN_at_certauth.cc.wmich.edu>
Date: 2006-12-15 18:41:01 CET
The subversion server is running on a Windows server, separate from the Novell file server and Windows workstation. I have it set up to use WebDAV.
The Novell client is invisible, you map the network drive to a drive letter, and then the client transparently takes over any time you try to write to that drive. I can write to the file from any application with absolutely no trouble, even Subversion was able to write to the drive when I did svn checkout. There is no actual permission error, just one that is being imagined. Windows believes the tmp directory to be read-only because they are marked in such a way that only the Novell user has permissions to write to them, so Windows thinks that it can't write there, but in actual practice, if you simply try to create a file in that directory, there is no such problem because the Novell client accesses the files as the Novell user, not the Windows user.
I am running 'svn update' from within the working directory while there are newer files in the repository, buy a file in the working directory has been modified. This causes svn to try to create a temporary file in tmp/. Svn seems to check first if the current user (the Windows user) has permission to write to that directory, and sees that it doesn't. It returns an error saying "Cannot write to Q:/test/.svn/tmp/tempfile.tmp: Access Denied."
>>> Frode Tenneboe <firstname.lastname@example.org> 12/14/06 11:50 AM >>>
First of all, I don't know much about Novel servers, but normally with
> On my Windows workstation (running svn) the username is SloanN.
So the subversion server is running on the workstation? Or are you
> My Novell username (the user that actually writes to the drive) is
Rather impractical as well, I'd guess....
> Subversion is running as SloanN. All of the other files used by
Can you, from Windows and a Novel client alike, create a file from your
> simply seeing "Writable by owner only, owner is
You are sure about that? It is the svn client which falls over? What
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