Suggested fix lp:#213718 (bazaar pager)

Adrian Wilkins adrian.wilkins at
Mon Apr 13 13:15:50 UTC 2015

On 11/04/15 13:00,  Daniel Vedder <d.vedder at> wrote:
> permission problems on one of my partitions

The usual cause of this is accessing a Windows filesystem from Linux.

Windows has no +x bit, so when you mount its file systems in Linux it
sets it implicitly for every file so you can run exe files, shell
scripts, etc.

If you set the noexec option NONE of the files get an x bit. If your
target tree has no +x set that will work, but it will unset any that
should be set if not.

This plays merry hell with VCS clients that assume that because they're
running on Linux the x bit is to be believed.


Jelmer notes in the comments of the top one that he had a branch that
starts a solution to this.

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