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Re: unusual permission denied (really)

From: Ulrich Eckhardt <eckhardt_at_satorlaser.com>
Date: 2006-11-21 17:44:44 CET

On Wednesday 15 November 2006 15:44, Mike Leary wrote:
> short version:
> Why would I get permission denied in a working copy with a local
> repository?
> sh: ./svn-commit.tmp: Permission denied
> svn: Commit failed (details follow):
> svn: system(' svn-commit.tmp') returned 32256

'svn commit' creates a temporary file in the local dir and invokes an editor
on it to edit the commit message. It seems like that fails.

> svn seemed to work fine over the network using apache/ssl, and dav
> seemed to be working fine with apache/ssl.
> It seems the only local user, however, who can check in anything is
> root.

Okay, I guess that even a local user using a remove protocol would fail,
because it still create that temporary file. Also, if you gave it a file with
the commit message it wouldn't try to create one, so it should work.

Now, the question is why can only one user create a file? After all, it
already worked with 'svnadmin create' and 'svn checkout', right? I suspect
some umask settings are messed up or that you are running some restricting
cage like SE Linux that prevents normal operation in this case.


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