Samba and XEmacs and read-only
Stephen J. Turnbull
stephen at xemacs.org
Tue Jan 1 23:46:46 EST 2008
> Searching the forums it appears this problem is not new but perhaps
> it has been assumed to no longer be an issue. Tonight I tried to edit
> a file served by Samba with XEmacs 21.4.20, 21.4.21, and 21.5-b28.
> Each attempt and each version yielded the same result. I.e. XEmacs
> would open the file read-only ignoring true permissions. After
> opening the file read-only, I would M-X toggle-read-only, make my
> changes, and save. This work around unfortunately does not help if
> the file does not exist as XEmacs refuses to make files in directories
> served by Samba. It seems to think that all directories are
Please send a bug report using M-x report-xemacs-bug. This is a
highly system- (and possibly configuration-) dependent issue; we need
a lot more information about your system.
If you are on Windows (which seems likely), please let us know exactly
what version(s) you're using.
There is a known problem where past versions of XEmacs attempted to
emulate Unix semantics for permission, but it turns out that Windows
has a different enough model that it's essentially impossible. A
number of patches were applied to XEmacs 21.5.28 and I believe to
21.4.20 or .21 to improve the situation, and since then yours is the
first report I've seen.
I don't do Windows, so if it *is* Windows-related you'll have to wait
until the Windows guys get back from skiing or whatever.
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