[darcs-users] ignore failure on setFileTime?

Adam Megacz adam at megacz.com
Thu Mar 18 05:54:32 UTC 2004


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David Roundy <droundy at abridgegame.org> writes:
> On Tue, Mar 16, 2004 at 11:46:23PM -0800, Adam Megacz wrote:
>> Hey, we're getting this error on checkins (--and-apply via ssh):
>>   Fail: permission denied
>>   Action: setFileTimes
>>   Reason: Operation not permitted
>> The repo is owned by nobody and all the committers belong the the
>> group used through the repo.  All the directories are g+s.  The
>> problem is that if you're in the group and have g+w, you can
>> modify/delete the file, but you can't alter its mtime.
>> Can darcs live without the ability to set the mtime on a file when
>> applying a patch?
> Yeah, setting the mtime is just an optimization to allow darcs to avoid
> looking at the contents of every file every time you run darcs.  I'm
> uploading a change now that will make darcs ignore failures in setting
> mtime.
> -- 
> David Roundy
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