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Re: CVS on Samba

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: CVS on Samba
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2004 10:46:04 -0500 (EST)

George Abraham writes:
> Has anyone tried creating a repository on a Samba mounted drive?. Please
> share your experiences, and points to be kept in mind while doing the
> same.

Yes, many people have, and they've all come here looking for help
because it doesn't work.  Network file systems are notoriously
unreliable, and that's not something you want for your repository. 
Also, Windows permissions and Unix permissions are fundamentally
incompatible.  Samba does the best it can to map between them, but it's
not perfect, so you end up with strange permission problems that are
hard to understand and solve.  If you insist on doing it anyway, I
suggest you look at the Samba web site -- they have (or at least used to
have) some suggestions for using it with CVS.

-Larry Jones

Well of course the zipper's going to get stuck if everyone
stands around WATCHING me! -- Calvin

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