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Re: Subversion: existing users

From: Andy Canfield <andy.canfield_at_pimco.mobi>
Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2011 19:18:44 +0700

On 07/21/2011 05:55 PM, Andy Levy wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 21, 2011 at 06:12, Andy Canfield<andy.canfield_at_pimco.mobi> wrote:
>> I used root to create the /data/svn directory. Then, anticpiating problems,
>> I did a chmod to make it writable to all.
> Giving global write permission will lead to problems as well.
> Different problems, but problems nonetheless.
>> Later I ran svnadmin create /data/svn/sample and it created an entire
>> repository directory tree under /data/svn. I don't remember but I probably
>> ran it as root.
>> I just now noticed that /data/svn/sample and all the sub-directories and
>> files therein are owned by root and, usually, writable only by root. This is
>> probably going to cause problems for Apache / mod_dav_svn which, of course,
>> runs as the 'apache user' ("www-data") instead of root.
>> Where did I go wrong? The manual talks about commands but does not seem to
>> talk about what user is executing the command. Do I have to run svnadmin as
>> www-data? Is there a way to create a repository using my browser?
> Your repository directory (the one you created with svnadmin create)
> should be owned by www-data (or whatever account your server process
> executes under). It doesn't matter whether you run svnadmin create as
> that user, or run it as another user and then change ownership.
OK, restart again. The new commands to create the RepositoryParent
directory are:
* mkdir /data/svn
     sudo chown www-data.www-data svn*
This results in
* drwxr-xr-x 3 www-data www-data 4096 2011-07-21 19:01 /data/svn*
Here is the command I used to create a repository:
* sudo -u www-data svnadmin create /data/svn/sample3*
Now we have
* drwxr-xr-x 6 www-data www-data 4096 2011-07-21 19:01 /data/svn/sample3
     -rw-r--r-- 1 www-data www-data 229 2011-07-21 19:01

When I point my browser to http://localhost/svn/sample3 I still get this
short page:
* sample3 - Revision 0: /
     Powered by Subversion version 1.6.12 (r955767).*
so I still suspect that the browser interface is incapable of performing
any action, including creating a repository, and is also incapable of
giving me a list of repositories.
Received on 2011-07-21 14:19:24 CEST

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