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Re: Suggested apache access config?

From: Neal D. Becker <nbecker_at_hns.com>
Date: 2002-08-14 15:06:04 CEST

>>>>> "Alexis" == Alexis Huxley <ahuxley@gmx.net> writes:

    Alexis> On Wed, Aug 14, 2002 at 08:29:13AM -0400, Neal D. Becker wrote:
>> Finally, I changed the group ownership on the repository:
>> chgrp -R subversion repos

    Alexis> I am not sure if this is sufficient.

    Alexis> If 'nbecker' runs a subversion command which creates a new file under
    Alexis> the respository, then that new file will belong to 'nbecker' and be if
    Alexis> 'nbecker's login group - which is probably not 'subversion' (probably
    Alexis> 'nbecker' or 'user' or 'staff' or something similar.) Depending on
    Alexis> your umask - and what svn does with your umask, that file could then
    Alexis> not be modifiable by apache.

    Alexis> I leave it to someone more knowledgeable to say if an svn action can
    Alexis> generate a new file in the repos or not.

    Alexis> *If* it can happen, then you (i) also need to add 'setgid' on the
    Alexis> directories too or (ii) use a 'svn' binary which is group 'subversion'
    Alexis> and has setgid set.

Yes, probably the directories need to be setgid unless subversion
itself sets the group. This still leaves the unanswered question,
what is the suggested setup?

Mine is just a guess coming from a newbie

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