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Re: WebDav Mac OS X problems

From: Dave Camp <dave_at_thinbits.com>
Date: 2005-08-23 17:29:44 CEST

On Aug 22, 2005, at 8:31 AM, Kevin T. Broderick wrote:

> On 22 Aug 2005, at 11:00 AM, Sander Cox wrote:
>> On Aug 22, 2005, at 4:51 PM, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
>> It has. But why on earth should it need to have access as it's
>> group as well. I don't think that should be required. Maybe it is
>> indeed a bug in the Apple file system but I truly think it is a
>> subversion problem. As now I won't be able to mix usage of a
>> file:/// repostiory which I could because I was a member of the
>> group the dir was owned by. But that is something I don't really
>> care about in my situation.
> If the apache process was running as the user that owned the files,
> then it wouldn't be a problem. What you're seeing would suggest
> that whichever user owns the file is *not* the user as whom apache
> is running. As a result, that user's ownership of the files is
> irrelevant. However, the user owning the process attempting to
> access the repository *is* (by what you've said) a member of the
> subversion group (or whichever group now owns the files). This is
> not a subversion bug; it is the way Unix-like permissions work. It
> can be annoying, as it will sometimes result in weird errors if a
> process is not running as who you think it is. If you can confirm
> that the user owning the files does not have access to them with o
> +wr set, then that's an Apple bug.
> (incidentally, the best way to test such problems is often to su to
> the user running the daemon process in question, i.e. sudo su
> apache, and then attempt to access the files. You may need to give
> the user a usable shell first, of course.)

If the Unix permission model is not fine grained enough for you, and
you and running Tiger, ACL's might solve your problem. An ACL would
allow you to give permissions to multiple groups or users.

man chmod


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