11/05/2009

Unison fails to set permissions

Unison persistently refused to synchronise new files not present on one of the machines claiming:
"Failed to set permissions of file …" (different user names and IDs, by the way).
The solution (found here) is to disable owner and permission setting in the corresponding ~/.unison/<theproject>.prf file. Add the lines
owner=false
perms=0
and you should be fine.
Update (12/2014): I ran into a permissions problem again after installing a fresh 14.10 Kubuntu while keeping my old home partition (at least I think that's what changed between Unison runs ;) ).
This time it was "Error in setting permissions". This bug discussion recommended adding a
dontchmod=true
line to the .prf file (in addition to the options listed above), which solved  my issue.

6 comments:

Marianne said...

Worked like a treat :)
Thank you!!

xabier said...

Solved it for me too,
Thanks a lot!!

Alex Little said...

Great - thanks :-)
I was using it through the Unison GUI and found I needed to restart Unison for the changes to take effect.

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much!

Anonymous said...

Good job, είσαι ωραίος!

Anonymous said...

Hey, 2016 and it works :)