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

From: David Lobron <dlobron_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-01-29 15:39:10 CET

Ah, that explanation makes sense. I thought I was in the correct
group, but I suspect that the directory permissions refer to a
different group (our server is unfortunately not my machine, so I
can't check or get the exact error messages, but I'm almost sure that
that was the problem.)

Thank you again,


On 1/27/07, Bob Proulx <bob@proulx.com> wrote:
> 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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