I am having problems commiting files to an svn repository via tortoise svn.
On a commit, I get the error:
Error: Commit failed (details follow):
Error: Can't chmod '/mnt/svn_repos/software/db/transactions/3719-1.txn/rev': Operation
Error: not permitted
From reading other articles I figured it was because the user running
apache ( in my case www-data ) wasn't the owner of the repositories.
So, logged in as root, I did this: chown -R www-data:www-data software
But ls -al reveals that root is still the owner of that folder and I still get that error on a commit.
chmod -R 777 * on the entire repository.
NB. I have been able to commit to this filesystem in the past. We had to reboot our machine and apache did not start automatically, so we had to start it manually ( just via /usr/sbin/apache2 -k start ) and since doing that I am no longer able to commit.