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Re: Svn transaction failure due to wrong permissions on creation.

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-09-07 22:38:57 CEST

On Sep 7, 2005, at 12:08 PM, John Duprey wrote:
>
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root apache 0 Sep 7 14:32 props
>
> Notice that props is own by root and only root has write perms.
> That is suspect.

It certainly is.

> Can *anyone* think of why this could be other than a bug in apache
> and or mod_svn/subversion?

Sure. You have some other process, somewhere, which is occasionally
accessing the repository as the 'root' user. Perhaps it's somebody
(or a script, or cron job) running 'svnadmin' or 'svnlook' as root.
Perhaps it's something accessing directly using file:/// URLs, or
running svn+ssh:// from some other box.

My recommendation is that you do a full audit of the system: are you
*positive* that no process other than httpd *ever* touches the
repository?

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