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File permission after update

From: Giulio Troccoli <Giulio.Troccoli_at_uk.linedata.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2008 12:46:05 +0100

We use Subversion 1.4.4 on a Linux box with Apache. The user/group that
runs apache is svn/svn, and umask for user svn is 000. We use a common
WC to perform automatic merges. This WC is created once and then updated
after every commit (in the post-commit hook)

When I checked out the WC everything was fine: all files have rw
permission for everybody and all directories have rwx permission for

When I do an update however, and I have new directories, these are added
with rwx permission for svn user only, and r permission for the group
and everybody else. This is particularly true for the .svn directories

The problem we're having is that when a user then tries to merge his
changes, the script they use makes use of the WC and then commits from
there. However Subversion complains that it cannot access a ./lock file
and the commit fails.

I'm sorry I cannot provide a more precise explanation, but we had to fix
the problem straight away (which means a simple chmod) to allow the
process to go through. Next time it happens I will make an effort and
get more info.

In the meantime, does anybody have any idea why this would happen? Has
anybody experience something like this or similar?

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