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Re: file perms in the db dir

From: Dominic Anello <danello_at_danky.com>
Date: 2004-09-20 21:19:51 CEST

On 2004-09-20 13:54:19 -0500, Davy Durham wrote:
> Hi,
> On linux I'm setting up a svnserve environment also using websvn for
> viewing from the web. For the difference in users (user svn vs user
> apache) I've just made apache a member of the svn group. So as long as
> all the files in the db dir are group writable and owned by svn
> everything is fine.
>
> Well, all is well until after many operations it creates a new
> log.000000## file and perms are wrong, and sometimes the new log file is
> owned by apache instead of svn if websvn caused the creation of the log
> file.
>
> My question is in DB_CONFIG can I specify perms that the new file will
> be created with? Or can it be done with sticky bits on the db dir itself?
> I've looked at the sleepycat docs and didn't see anything. And I wasn't
> sure if something in svn was setting the perms itself.
>
> It'd just like the files to be owned by svn and perms be 664
>

You should set the sticky bit on the DB directory and make sure all
repository access is with a 002 umask. AFAIK neither BDB nor svn does
anything with its permissions.

-Dominic

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