[fpc-devel] SVN, Mac OSX, and Samba

Andrew Brunner andrew.t.brunner at gmail.com
Wed Jul 7 14:14:02 CEST 2010

The network I have is a file server running Ubuntu x64 with samba sharing.
All clients (running Ubuntu,Windows,OSX) connect to the file share and
mount it locally. The Windows and Linux boxes mount,
checkout/commit/update, and unmount without problems.  The Apple OSX
can mount, checkout/update but cannot commit to anything.

The problem is with darwin, ironically.  It hasn't evolved the sense
to be compatible with the rest of the world ... LOL.  Darwin is
missing a required file locking mechanism available for unix/linux but
for some strange reason was not included with darwin.  Pretty pathetic
but I'm sure there is a work around.  I just need to find it and get
on with development.  I suppose I can export, zip and copy, and
overwrite files from Darwin to Ubuntu when my changes get worth
committing but this is ridiculous.

The developers over at Apple haven't really done much with Darwin/OSX
since they scrapped PPC.  With all that market cap you'd figure they
could walk and chew gum...

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