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Re: WC permissions

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2003-12-13 14:23:54 CET

Philip Martin wrote:

>Branko ÄŒibej <brane@xbc.nu> writes:
>
>
>
>>Ryan Hunt wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>>>On Dec 9, 2003, at 12:15 PM, y2w2de9j001@sneakemail.com wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>>What are the fundamental problems with allowing more than two people
>>>>from working within the same WC, other than that svn is chmod'ing
>>>>files that it might not need to, then failing with EPERM?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>I would like to know this too as it is becoming more and more
>>>essential that all users of my repository use the same WC.
>>>
>>>
>>The only way I know to do this on Unix (if your filesystem doesn't have
>>inheritable ACLs) is to put all your users into the same group (doesn't
>>have to be the primary group), use umask 002 and set the sticky-group
>>bit on the directories in the subversion WC.
>>
>>
>
>On my system chmod(2) says
>
> "The effective UID of the process must be zero or must match the
> owner of the file."
>
>so the sticky bit does not appear to solve the shared working copy
>problem. It does solve the shared repository problem.
>
>
Hm? What does chmod have to do with sticky group ownership? What I
described works on every Unix-ish system i've laid my hands on. Not
many, I'll admit -- only AIX, HP-UX, Solaris, FreeBSD and Linux.

-- 
Brane Čibej   <brane_at_xbc.nu>   http://www.xbc.nu/brane/
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