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How to serve a repository from a filesystem with no access right support?

From: Todor Boev <t.boev_at_prosyst.bg>
Date: 2007-11-27 12:16:00 CET

I run my subversion 1.4.5 server on a Gentoo Linux through apache 2.2.6.
My repositories are located on an ntfs partition, which is mounted under
Linux with ntfs-3g. I use the "fsfs" repository type. With this setup I
can browse the repository just fine and checkout it as well. I suppose I
would also be able to update my working copy with no problems. However
when I try to commit my changes back to the repository I get the
following error:

Operation not permitted
svn: Commit failed (details follow):
svn: MERGE request failed on '<svn path to my file/folder here>'
svn: Can't chmod '<linux path within the repository file structure>':
Operation not permitted

This is not surprising since ntfs has no access rights and I always get
similar errors when I try to do a chmod or a chown on some item from
ntfs. So what can I do to make this work? Can I configure svn to not
chmod/chown anything in the repository and just accept the access rights
that are already in place?
Or maybe I can configure the ntfs-3g driver to accept all requests for
chmod/chown and just ignore them?


Todor Boev . mPower Remote Manager
ProSyst Labs EOOD
1606 Sofia, Bulgaria . 48 Vladajska Str.
Tel. +359 2 952 35 81/333 . Fax +359 2 953 26 17
http://www.prosyst.com . t.boev_at_prosyst.bg

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