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Re: ra_svn permissions

From: <seanc_at_dimensionalrift.com>
Date: 2003-02-26 10:42:47 CET

I noticed I had to chmod -R g+w the repositoru as well as doing a g+s on
it, and this is described a bit in one of my earlier posts. It seems the
Berkeley DB is a bit wimpy when it comes to ignoring attribute bits on
files it actually has ownership of.

> As far as I'm concerned, I've aborted my attempts to move from ra_dav to
> ra_svn. ra_svn may be faster, but I ran into too many permission issues.
>
> The way I run ra_dav:
>
> There is a system user and a group 'svn'. All the repository is owned rw
> by svn:svn, directories are chmod g+s svn. Apache runs as svn/svn
> obviously, and all is good.
>
> Now if I try ra_svn over ssh:
>
> I add my user to the svn group. When I run anything svn:// onto the
> repository, permissions and ownership go crazy, usually ending up in a DB
> error, and need to run svnadmin recovery + go through the repository to
> set all ownerships and perms right again.
>
> Do you have any suggestions on how I should proceed?
>
> TTimo
>
> On Wed, 26 Feb 2003 09:10:28 +0000
> Colin Watson <cjwatson@flatline.org.uk> wrote:
>
>> On Wed, Feb 26, 2003 at 01:40:28AM -0600, seanc@dimensionalrift.com
>> wrote:
>> > Would anyone be traumatized if I worked on a patch to ra_svn to allow
>> > user-defined additional command line options to the svn-tunnel-agent
>> as
>> > used in ra_svn_open? I can coax plink/putty to fudge my user name
>> with a
>> > session (which is not the same between the two machines), but openssh
>> in
>> > cygwin requires "-l username" on the command line.
>>
>> While additional options would be a useful thing to have, I'm surprised
>> you don't have ~/.ssh/config or some equivalent in cygwin ...
>>
>> --
>> Colin Watson [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]
>>
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