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Re: Issues with network file systems and CVS

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: Issues with network file systems and CVS
Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2002 10:53:21 -0400 (EDT)

Alan Dayley writes:
> 1. I have been told that the following setup will lead to corruption 
> because of esoteric problems in SMB that CVS can bring out:

[client/server CVS with the working directory on a Samba share from the
CVS server machine]

That won't cause corruption, but lots of people have reported strange
permission problems (probably due to the complexity of mapping Windows
file permissions to Unix file permissions).

> 2. Is this setup any better or does it still have the SMB issues?

[same thing but with the working directory mounted from a different
machine than the CVS server machine]

You're still running the same risk of screwy permission problems if you
use a Linux server, but a Windows server should be fine (assuming that
SMB actually works correctly in all instances).

> 3. So the only reliable operation is to have the working directory on a 
> locally mounted file system?

That's certainly the best choice, at least in terms of reliability and

-Larry Jones

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