Always set executability bit for files

John Arbash Meinel john at
Fri Mar 9 00:43:45 GMT 2007

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John Arbash Meinel wrote:
> Hey Aaron-
> I'm doing some debugging on win32 for handling the executable bit, and
> we still have some problems. I think the problem is that whatever
> workaround we had stopped working with dirstate.
> The attached patch fixes it for me on win32, but I'm wondering if the
> fix seems reasonable.
> Basically, the problem is that TreeTransform is generating a new
> inventory, and when doing so, it is setting InventoryFile.executable
> based on what it has in self._new_executability.
> We could certainly change it to "if file_status == 'modified' or
> sys.platform == 'win32':"
> So it would only always set the executability on win32. Certainly it
> seems like it is causing us to update every file on disk, which we don't
> want to do.
> I'm going to keep digging, since I feel like there should be a different
> fix. But I wanted to get some feedback on this one.
> John
> =:->

Ignore this, I found the problem. TT deals in inventories, and
WorkingTree4._generate_inventory() was ignoring the executable bit when
generating an inventory for the working tree.

Sorry for the noise.


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