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Re: problem using SVN to manage live /etc on server

From: Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel_at_comcast.net>
Date: 2006-07-10 16:01:13 CEST

Brian Munroe wrote:
> On 7/10/06, o.nash@cs.ucc.ie <o.nash@cs.ucc.ie> wrote:
>> About the file:// url would that be a wise choice?
>> in this case I need to tell svn about the new URL ? I think.
> Oliver, Little confused on your question. If I understand you
> correctly, then no, you do not need to do anything to SVN to get
> file:// to work, it is built in by default. Is that what you are
> asking?
> BUT, I might reconsider using it, as Nico pointed out in a previous
> email. I forgot, it *can* be a real adventure trying to maintain the
> permissions on the repository -if you have more then one user checking
> stuff in (correct me if I'm wrong, Nico). If this repository is only
> accessed by one user (root) then it shouldn't be too big of a deal.

Bingo. The usual work-around is to set up the repository with group "svn"
ownership and appropriate membership, and set all directories in the
repository to 2775 to get them to publish the group permissions for any
newly created files or directories.

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