Forum OpenACS Development: CVS and file permissions

8: CVS and file permissions (response to 2)
Posted by Andrew Piskorski on
Ola, AFAIK CVS has no reliable way to preserve file permissions. What you are seeing is more or less normal. I never bothered to track the details down, but presumably your umask is set in such a way that CVS makes the files read only. Or something.

If you figure out or track down a full explanation of just how CVS ends up assigning file permissions to newly checked out or updated files, please let me know. That would help avoid annoyances like the one you just experienced.

But if you need reliable, reproduceable, specific permissions on specific files (in your case you don't), then AFAIK the only way to guarantee that with CVS is to write a little script that bashes permissions on each of the specific files you care about.