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Re: Umask with rc_local

From: Nicholas Riley <njriley_at_uiuc.edu>
Date: 2002-12-05 23:20:05 CET

On Thu, Dec 05, 2002 at 04:48:04PM +0100, Boris Boutillier wrote:
> I'm using subversion for a university project, and for the moment i can
> only use local file:// access, as I'm not the Web administrator.

I can suggest a couple of solutions:

1. If you can run servers, then simply run Apache on a high-numbered port
as one of yourselves, using your own user database for authentication,
and use ra_dav exclusively. This is definitely the easiest.

2. Assuming you're both in the same group, wrap svn in a script that
resets your umask to 007 or 002 before running it. What I've done is
create a 'svn' group, and set the mode of the db directory to g+s so
files I create there are g+rw and group 'svn'.

> Is this a known bug and is there a workaround, I'm using subversion v 0.15
> ( and didn't see this cubg correction in the changelog for 0.16).

Yes, it's a known bug, in that I mentioned it several months ago on
the list and nothing really became of it.

-- 
=Nicholas Riley <njriley_at_uiuc.edu> | <http://www.uiuc.edu/ph/www/njriley>
        Pablo Research Group, Department of Computer Science and
  Medical Scholars Program, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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