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Re: group S-bit permissions problem - known issue with Mac client?

From: Bob Proulx <bob_at_proulx.com>
Date: 2007-01-28 00:56:43 CET

David Lobron wrote:
> I was having permission errors when checking out a repository from a
> Solaris machine using my svn client running on a Mac. The file in
> question had the S-bit set in the group permission field. When we
> changed this bit, the permissions error disappeared. I was wondering
> whether there is a known issue where the client misinterprets the
> S-bit in the group field, such that it thinks it does not have
> permission to check it out. Or is the S-bit not allowed? I did not
> see this in the docs, but I may have simply missed it.

The 's' bit on a directory is the set-gid bit. This has nothing to do
with subversion and everything to do with filesystem permissions. New
files will be created in the directory with the group of the directory
itself. As a user creating files in the directory you should be in
that group. It sounds to me like the user is not in the group
specified by the setgid bit of the directory.

Showing us more details of your problem would be needed if you desire
more help.

  id
  ls -la

And also show the exact error messages.

Bob

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