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Re: Check out best practices

From: Matt imMute Sickler <immute_at_msk4.ath.cx>
Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2008 16:07:57 -0500

Steve Finkelstein wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm currently stuck in a situation where developers like to check out
> directly to a development Document Root with a PHP script.
> The major problem with this is the fact that the document root needs
> to give the Apache user full permissions to write to the directory --
> and that's begging for trouble.
> Does anyone have any best practices they use that they can share to
> allow web developers to update web directories with repository stored
> code? Anything besides giving them root on the servers would work for
> me.

Use a set-user-id script that does the update on behalf of the server.
Make the script run as the user who has write access already.

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Received on 2008-03-13 04:57:40 CET

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