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Re: Commit fails with --fs-type=fsfs

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-09-02 21:41:37 CEST

On Thu, 2004-09-02 at 14:20, Doug Swesty wrote:

> A similar problem was posted by Henrik Ripa
> on 7/27/04 but there were no responses to his
> post and it has not shown up in the dev or issues
> lists.

Probably because this has become a FAQ. It's a known bug in 1.1.0-RC2,
specifically in the APR library included in the RC2 tarball.

> When I use Henrik's fix of "chmod -R o-t *" in the
> repo the problem appears to go away. Is this fix
> safe? Does it raise any security concerns?

This is the official recommended workaround for the RC2 bug. (RC3 will
have code to explicitly prevent the APR bug from setting the sticky-bit
on the repos directories.) There's nothing dangerous about it: in
fact, you could argue that's it's much more insecure to have the
sticky-bit set. New directories should *not* be created with that bit
set by default.

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