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Re: need help setting up svn+ssh://

From: Michael Wood <mwood_at_its.uct.ac.za>
Date: 2003-08-22 17:43:19 CEST

On Fri, Aug 22, 2003 at 10:06:46AM -0500, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> Guido van Rossum <guido@python.org> writes:
>
[snip]
> > But then ANOTHER issue came up, once the second developer used ssh
> > tunneling: THE <repos>/db DIRECTORY NEEDS TO HAVE THE SETGID BIT SET!
> > (I don't know about other directories under <repos>, or <repos>
> > itself.) Without this, files created by user x will have owner and
> > group set to x, and that defeats the group writability for other
> > members of the subversion group. (Our setup lets everyone log in via
> > ssh as themselves, and has a separate subversion group that you must
> > be in before you can use svnserve. The subversion group is nobody's
> > primary group.)
>
> I'll make a note to add this to the appropriate place in the book,
> where it discusses creating a umask wrapper around svnserve.

*BSD doesn't need the setgid bit set. Linux uses the setgid bit on
directories to mean "do what *BSD does." I don't know about other
Unixen.

-- 
Michael Wood <mwood@its.uct.ac.za>
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