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Re: Checkins from different users corrupting repository

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-06-08 19:30:34 CEST

On Jun 8, 2005, at 9:47 AM, Carl Youngblood wrote:

> Hello, I'm having problems getting my file system permissions right
> for checkins from different users. My svn repository is located in
> /home/svn/svnroot. This directory is owned by user svn group svn.
> Other system users have permission to use the repository. They belong
> to group svn but their default group is something else. I have set
> the g+s bit on the db subdir inside the svn repository so that when
> users checkin their changes the file ownership stays as group svn and
> doesn't get changed to the users' default group. However, the
> permissions settings are getting changed. New .log files that get
> added to the db subdir are getting added with 0644 permissions instead
> of 0660 (what I want). This causes other users to get a corrupted
> repository message when they try to update. To fix this in the past
> I've had to run svnadmin recover and reset the file ownership and
> permissions properly.
> I'm checking in changes from Windows XP, OS X and Linux. I've noticed
> that TortoiseSvn especially doesn't always seem to honor the settings
> I give it (for example when I edit the subversion configuration file
> manually and change the [auto-props] it seems to ignore these), so I'm
> wondering if it might also be ignoring some important setting.
> Anyway, I'm wondering if anyone has any advice for me that would help
> me configure my system so that everything "just works". So far, svn
> seems like it has been a lot harder to get working right than CVS.

You haven't said which processes actually touch the repository.
Apache? svnserve daemon? Privately spawned svnserve processes (via

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