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Permission denied during checkout

From: Michael Braun <braunm_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2007-06-13 00:12:15 CEST


I am a brand new subversion user, and I am attempting to get it set up
for the first time. I have seen this problem addressed before in the
mailing list (and elsewhere on the web), but none of the responses have
been helpful in my case. So I would appreciate any help that
experienced users can provide.

So here is the problem. I was able to successfully import my data to
the new repository, but when I tried to do my first checkout, I got the

svn: Can't move 'work/.svn/tmp/entries' to 'work/.svn/entries':
Permission denied

I am the owner of all directories and files in both the repository and
the working directory, and I have user write and execute permissions on
all files and directories EXCEPT those two files in question. When I
change those permissions, and try again, I get the same error with the
permissions reset to read-only. I cannot change ownership of any of the
files, even though I am the current owner and even if I am logged in as

Also, I am running RHEL4, and I have disabled both the firewall and

Does anyone have any other ideas?




Michael Braun
Assistant Professor of Marketing
MIT Sloan School of Management
One Amherst St., E40-169
Cambridge, MA 02142
(617) 253-3436
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