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Re: Mac client, Windows file server?

From: Jack Repenning <jrepenning_at_collab.net>
Date: Thu, 3 Sep 2009 11:11:42 -0700

On Sep 3, 2009, at 9:21 AM, Les Mikesell wrote:

> I don't understand why the files are being created read-only in the
> first place in your situation, though. Does the mac have the unix-
> like umask concept that you could change? Or is there some mismatch
> between user ids on the client and server?

Mac definitely has umask. OS X is just another UN*X.

I think these files are normally read-only (by Subversion, to keep
humans from inadvertently messing them up).

The difficulty appears to be a difference between UN*X and Windows
file system behaviors. Since (in the troublesome cases) the files are
actually stored on Windows, or are accessed via SAMBA (which works
very hard, and with quite laudable success, to pretend to be Windows),
both file systems have to agree to allow the operation; but there is
no agreement. I don't entirely grok the discussion I linked to, but
I've encountered several similar miss-match problems in the past.

Jack Repenning
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