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Problems with file owner & permissions

From: Volker Poplawski <volker.poplawski_at_atrics.de>
Date: 2004-11-25 16:56:45 CET

Hi all.

We have just switched from cvs a couple days ago.
svn works quite well (you have to get used to it) but one problem persists:

Whenever svn creates (or maybe berkeley db ) one of this db/log.000000xxx
files in the repository is created with wrong user id (user which does the
commit) and no write permission for the group. All svn clients barf after
that, reporting berkeley db errors.
The situation can be fixed by manual changing owner and group write
permissions as root on the repos, then running svnadmin recover and then
fixing permissions again.
svn will then continue to work until set_lg_max has been reached on the active

Our setup is as follows: We are using ssh for user authorization
(svn+ssh:/...) All the svn users have ssh logins on the repository machine.
The repository itself and all its files are owned by user 'svn' group 'users'
which is also the standard group for all the svn users.

It seems the whole problem is about svn not setting write-permission for
group when creating new files. cvs however, running on the same machine, same
users, does.

Any suggestions?


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Received on Thu Nov 25 16:59:16 2004

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