I am using rabbitVCS in Ubuntu for version control. I have a folder in home directory, and I can 'checkout' it without any problem. For the second folder which is in another partition (a NTFS partition that is mounted), clicking on the 'checkout' gives me the following error:

Can't set permission on '...svn/svn-DklBkp' operation not permitted.

It seems that rabbitVCS needs a sudo access to be able to run 'checkout'. How can I give rabbitVCS the root access to be able to run 'checkout' on this folder?

  • did you try changing the permission of the folder? – Khaleel Oct 5 '12 at 11:33
  • Yes. That was the reason. I changed it and rabbitVCS no longer complains about permissions. – ManiAm Oct 5 '12 at 11:45

I found the solution. The partition should be mounted with correct user access. To do this you should check the /etc/fstab and change the umask. This link provides more information. Alternatively you can use a program like 'NTFS configuration tools' and change the permission of partition with a click.

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