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Re: Subversion and the uchg flag on Mac OS X

From: Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de>
Date: Mon, 4 Apr 2011 20:01:56 +0200

On Mon, Apr 04, 2011 at 01:43:41PM -0400, Bill Williams wrote:
> If this belongs in the develop group, let me know.
> We have recently switched over to a Mac OS X 10.6.7 server using SMB so our
> windows computers can access the files on the server. To our dismay, we
> have discovered that Mac OS X is turning on a flag called "uchg" whenever a
> file is made read only which is what occurs with the entries file in the
> .svn directory. This flag make the file unchangeable (immutable is what
> they call it). Anyway, after that happens, any time subversion tries to
> move tmp/entries to entries, it fails.
> Anyway, I was wondering if anyone has dealt with this and perhaps could a
> change be requested to perhaps change the mode on the file back to writable
> before the move is attempted?
> Thank you

This is already known.
See http://subversion.tigris.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=3053

The hope is that the new working copy meta data store in 1.7.x will fix this.

If you have the time you could help verifying if this problem has indeed been
fixed by compiling Subversion's trunk code on Mac OS X and checking out a
working copy with the resulting binary. Or wait until pre-release
binaries for Mac OS X are available for testing and check back then. Thanks!
Received on 2011-04-04 20:02:30 CEST

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