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Re: changes in shared svn+ssh repos configuration with fsfs

From: Faheem Mitha <faheem_at_email.unc.edu>
Date: 2004-07-22 01:53:34 CEST

On Wed, 21 Jul 2004, Greg Hudson wrote:

> > I'm wondering if someone can briefly tell me what changes to expect
> > in usage of the new fsfs filesystem, with svn+ssh. Specifically,
> > will any of the items in "The svn+ssh:// server checklist" as listed
> > at http://svnbook.red-bean.com/svnbook/book.html#svn-ch-6-sect-5
> > become unnecessary?
>
> In 1.1, both FSFS and BDB repositories will be created with the setgid
> bit set on the db directories, so that step will become unnecessary
> for any back end. But depending on your primary gid and umask at the
> time when you create the repository, you may still need to set the
> group ownership and initial permissions appropriately.
>
> With FSFS, it will also be unnecessary to enforce a umask on svn
> processes, because FSFS automatically chmods all new rev and rev-prop
> files to match the previous ones. (We would, of course, like the
> umask issue to go away in BDB as well, but that's waiting for a
> possible-far-off BDB enhancement.)
>
> > I used this checklist to set up a shared (BDB) repository. While it
> > worked fine, I felt somewhat queasy about directly manipulating a
> > repository in this fashion, and I'd feel far more comfortable if
> > some (if not all) of these configuration items could be done away
> > with eventually.
>
> We've talked about adding --user and/or --group options to the
> svnadmin create commands to avoid the need to cross the abstraction
> barrier during initial setup, but there's been no strong consensus on
> those one way or the other.

Thanks for the information. I (and I am sure lots of other people) eagerly
await subversion 1.1. :-)

                                                            Faheem.

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