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Re: permissions required for FSFS

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2007b_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: 2007-06-05 19:35:43 CEST

On Jun 5, 2007, at 11:57, Bob Aiello wrote:

>>> For a linux based FSFS repository, what are
>>> the minimum permissions required for access
>>> by members of a group?
>> I use the following
>> # cd /var/svn
>> # svnadmin create /var/svn/reposname
>> # chmod -R 770 reposname
>> # chmod -R g+s reposname/db
>> # chown -R owner:svngroup reposname
>> I then assign all users to "svngroup" which gives them read-write
>> access
>> to the repository. We don't do path-based authentication (yet) or
>> use
>> any other access method other then svn+ssh.
> Hmmm... what is the purpose of setting the s bit
> on the db for group?
> chmod -R g+s reposname/db

Presumably he's doing that because the book says to:


> Another common problem is often encountered on Unix-like systems.
> As a repository is used, Berkeley DB occasionally creates new log
> files to journal its actions. Even if the repository is wholly
> owned by the svn group, these newly created files won't necessarily
> be owned by that same group, which then creates more permissions
> problems for your users. A good workaround is to set the group SUID
> bit on the repository's db directory. This causes all newly-created
> log files to have the same group owner as the parent directory.

Granted, that does mention BDB-bases repositories specifically.
Perhaps this is not necessary for FSFS-based repositories. I don't know.

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