bzr and ntfsmount (fuse) issues?

Matthew Hannigan mlh at
Tue Aug 8 02:00:04 BST 2006

On Mon, Aug 07, 2006 at 01:26:32PM -0400, Aaron Bentley wrote:
> > It seems to complicate things a lot to have to
> > start doing mount-point detection.
> > 
> > It is Fuse which is setting EPERM when we try to call os.chmod(). Since
> > it doesn't permit chmod() on an ntfs mount.
> It's always been a bit bogus to assume that chmod is supported on all
> unix filesystems.


>  We should be testing on a per-path basis, I think.

It sorta points to the inappropriateness of preserving
perms in a VCS.

If it must be done, perhaps it should be done as a clearly
separate final step, the failure of which would only
be a warning (by default), not a failure.


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