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svnadmin create not honoring sticky bit

From: <Ullrich.Jans_at_elektrobit.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Mar 2010 14:16:50 +0200


I encountered an unexpected behaviour during a svnadmin create as a normal user.

We have a setup where a normal user can create repositories below an SvnParentPath structure. The directories are setgroupid www, with ACLs allowing the user write permissions. When I create these directories as root, the permissions are passed down properly, everything works, except for that misbehaviour with sqlite and rep-cache.db.

When I create a repository as a normal user (with the proper permissions), the sticky bit doesn't get passed down to the db directory, so all files and directories in there end up owned by the user's primary group, with all traces of www removed, thus not readable.

I created a test case:

cd /tmp
mkdir test
chgrp www test
chmod 2770 test
setfacl -m u:username:rwx test
setfacl -m d:u:username:rwx test
cd test
svnadmin create test1
su - username -c "cd /tmp/test; svnadmin create test2"


ls -l
total 16
drwxrws---+ 6 root www 4096 2010-03-30 14:07 test1
drwxrws---+ 6 username www 4096 2010-03-30 14:07 test2
ls -ld test1/db test2/db
drwxrws---+ 6 root www 4096 2010-03-30 14:07 test1/db
drwxrwx---+ 6 username www 4096 2010-03-30 14:07 test2/db
ls -l test1/db/rep-cache.db test2/db/rep-cache.db
-rw-r-----+ 1 root www 4096 2010-03-30 14:07 test1/db/rep-cache.db
-rw-r-----+ 1 username users 4096 2010-03-30 14:07 test2/db/rep-cache.db
ls -ld test1/db/revs test2/db/revs
drwxrws---+ 3 root www 4096 2010-03-30 14:07 test1/db/revs
drwxrwx---+ 3 username users 4096 2010-03-30 14:07 test2/db/revs

Am I doing something wrong or am I too stupid to see the obvious?

Is this possibly a bug?

Best regards

Ullrich Jans

Ullrich Jans, Specialist, IT-A
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Received on 2010-03-30 14:17:24 CEST

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