Re: File ownership problem using removeable media
- Date: Tue, 25 Dec 2018 12:42:18 -0800
- From: David Christensen <dpchrist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: File ownership problem using removeable media
On 12/25/18 8:06 AM, Richard Owlett wrote:
On 12/24/2018 05:50 AM, Richard Owlett wrote:
The discussion so far has caused me to wonder if I have been
conflating symptoms. I think I've an idea of how to test for that --
Preliminary tests indicate that is likely.
I will have to get some new flash drives to track my tests.
Linux intrinsically assumes one machine has multiple users.
In *MY* case, one user has multiple machines.
I also have multiple instances of Debian installed on a physical
machine. I routinely want something from another partition - Debian
requires root access for that. I'm wondering if some of my
chaos/confusion stems from copying data from that partition to a flash
I have had multiple x86 computers since ~1995, each running various
operating systems (via multiple-boot, multiple OS drives, and/or
virtualization). I also suffered with sneaker-net for many years.
I put my machines on a LAN around ~1997 and added Samba sometime thereafter.
I discovered CVS around ~2001 and set up one one machine as a CVS
server. CVS allows me to check-in files on one machine with one
operating system as one user, check-out those same files on other
machine(s) with whatever operating system as whatever user, and then
check-in any updates back to the server. CVS takes care of three-way
merges, EOL translation, permissions, user and group ownership, etc..
The key is to do a 'cvs update' before I make the first change and a
'cvs commit' after I make the last.
Between networking, Samba, and CVS, I have solved almost all of my
sneaker-net use-cases with simple and robust operations. What remains
is contrib/ non-free firmware for Debian installs and transfers to/ from