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[farmshare-discuss] Setting up a shared SVN repository

Alex Chekholko chekh at
Fri Sep 21 12:52:02 PDT 2012

Hi Lester,

short answer:
It is easier for you to do exactly what you did before but in your 
/mnt/glusterfs/... directory, since that is accessible from any 
FarmShare machine and uses plain POSIX permissions.

long answer:
Since that directory is on AFS, you need to set AFS permissions correctly.

Check out the links here:

E.g. my public directory is world-readable but only writeable by a few 

[chekh at] ~ [0]
$ pwd
[chekh at] ~ [0]
$ fs la public/
Access list for public/ is
Normal rights:
   system:campushosts rl
   system:administrators rlidwka
   morpheus rlidwk
   chekh rlidwka


On 09/21/2012 12:30 PM, Lester Mackey wrote:
> Dear FarmShare,
> Apologies if this is the wrong list for this question.  I'd like to set
> up an SVN repository to share documents with other Stanford
> collaborators via svn+ssh.  I've attempted to do this on
> <> in my public
> folder.  I created a repository with 'svnadmin create --fs-type fsfs',
> and both I and another collaborator were able to check out the
> repository via 'svn  checkout svn+ssh://username@...' and receive
> updates via 'svn up'.  However, only I am able to successfully commit to
> the repository.  My collaborator receives the following permission
> denied error
> "Transmitting file data .svn: Commit failed (details follow):
> svn: Can't open file
> '/afs/ir/users/l/m/lmackey/public/svn/local_rpca/db/txn-current-lock':
> Permission denied"
> I have chmoded the repository directory (and the enclosing directories)
> so that everyone has read, write, and execute privileges, but she
> receives the same error.  Is it possible for several individuals to
> commit to a shared SVN repository on cardinal?  Do I need to change the
> group owner or owner on the repository directory?
> Thanks for your help,
> Lester
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Alex Chekholko chekh at 347-401-4860

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