[Pdx-pm] SVN and template toolkit

Ian Burrell ianburrell at gmail.com
Wed Oct 10 16:55:10 PDT 2007

On 10/10/07, Michael G Schwern <schwern at pobox.com> wrote:
> Thomas Keller wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I thought I'd give subversion a try. So checked out my website files
> > that I maintain with ttree (template toolkit).
> > I had updated the ttree.cfg file for this project, but ttree gave a
> > bunch of "Permission denied" messages trying to update to
> > .svn/various_directories.
> >
> > Is there a trick to using template toolkit and subversions?
> Smells like a basic Unix permissions issue.  Do you have write permission on
> those files in question?  Is it possible you made the checkout with one user
> (maybe the web user) and tried to commit with another (your personal account)?
> To avoid this sort of thing, I'd recommend leaving the checkout your web site
> is running on alone and have a second checkout to develop on.  Then when your
> development is complete just do an "svn up" from the web site checkout.

Subversion keeps all of the files in the .svn directory read-only to
prevent them being modified by other processes.  It must change the
permissions before it modifies them.

 - Ian

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