[cvsnt] Permission mismatch

Arthur Barrett arthur.barrett at march-hare.com
Mon May 12 21:02:45 BST 2008

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> cvs server: act_set_email_vars.cfm: permission mismatch 
> between 1.2 and 
> Should I worry about this message?  Can anybody tell me what 
> the message 
> is specifically referring to and what I can do to fix it if 

The 'permissions' in question are otherwise known as the 'file mode'.
Each file has a 'mode' - on unix you set this with 'chmod' on windows
you set it with the 'properties' dialog.  The 'permissions' are stored
for each revision, and 'should' simply refer to whether the file on unix
has the 'executable' bit set.  If you are using Cygwin then CVSNT
attempts to store the Cygwin 'mode' information as well.

> it's going 
> to cause me problems?

Since you haven't told the newsgroup what version of CVSNT or what
operating system you are using, you haven't included a 'log' of the file
showing revisions 1.2 and it's very hard to tell:

Depending on the CVSNT version in use on client and server the
'permissions' can all go horribly wrong sometimes because CVSNT tried to
be 'too clever'.  

However on the whole nobody usually notices and unless you need the file
to have the executable bit set then I doubt you've got anything to worry



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