[darcs-users] Mac OS X issue with permissions (?)

Ben Franksen ben.franksen at online.de
Tue Jun 5 20:38:24 UTC 2018

Am 05.06.2018 um 22:14 schrieb Evan Laforge:
> On Tue, Jun 5, 2018 at 5:25 AM, Max Brown <max.e.brown at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello Darcs-Users,
>> I just upgraded from version 2.3 to 2.10.1, using the Mac OS X binaries on
>> the website. Those contained a manfile and the main executable, which I
>> plopped into /usr/local/bin.
>> While the main things work fine (like recording and pushing patches), there
>> is a permission problem with using darcs diff.
>> Can someone tell me what I am doing wrong?
> I don't think you're doing anything wrong, I think darcs diff just
> doesn't work on OS X.  It hasn't for quite a few years.

Hmm, 'darcs diff' creates files in temporary directories, perhaps there
is a problem with the permissions for that directory. It might be
helpful to set the environment variable DARCS_KEEP_TMPDIR and then look
at the temporary directory (on my system they are under
/tmp/old-<reponame> and /tmp/new-<reponame>).

Or perhaps there is a problem with calling external programs. Does darcs
work on OS X when accessing remote ssh repos?


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