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From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-03-22 14:03:21

Rene Rivera wrote:
> Jens Seidel wrote:
>> Hi Beman,
>> On Fri, Mar 14, 2008 at 11:16:11AM -0400, Beman Dawes wrote:
>>> Release Candidate 1 is available at
>> I checked RC2 (tar.bz2) and noticed that still many files have wrong
>> permissions:
>> -rwxrwxrwx Administrator/None 10006 2008-02-23 19:00
>> boost-posix-2008-03-21/libs/iostreams/doc/guide/exceptions.html
>> -rwxrwxrwx Administrator/None 10009 2008-03-21 08:31
>> boost-posix-2008-03-21/doc/html/foreach/portability.html
>> -rwxrwxrwx Administrator/None 100117 2006-02-02 00:33
>> boost-posix-2008-03-21/libs/iterator/doc/iterator_adaptor.pdf
>> -rwxrwxrwx Administrator/None 1001 2006-03-19 13:01
>> boost-posix-2008-03-21/libs/test/example/cla/validation/ambiguous_access.cpp
>> I told you already about this and wonder why it isn't fixed yet

Sorry, I dropped the ball on that one. The issue is now added to the
trac 1.35.0 issues list:

>> (removing the svn:executable property of Subversion should be sufficient).
>> Opening a PDF file marked as executable will probably confuse some file
>> managers as executing will fail.
>> Nearly 20% of all files are affected!
>> If you need a script just ask ...
> OK... What does the script do? Obviously I would prefer something that
> does the svn manipulations. I would also love it if I could run it on
> Windows so I could more easily verify with tsvn what the changes to the
> repo it's going to do.

There are really two issues here: (1) Clearing svn:executable in
Subversion (not just in branches/release, I assume), and (2) preventing
this from happening in the future.

An alternative is to not worry about Subversion, but to clear out the
wrong permissions in the snapshot script,
trunk/tools/release/ and

Without knowing how the svn:executable property got set in the first
place I can't tell if this is a one time or recurring problem. Any ideas?



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