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ViewVC modified rights of the subversion repository

From various reasons I ended up with some sophisticated rights settings for my subversion repository, the main idea is to grant access based on group. So I need that the files are created with proper group and with write right on the group.

For the command line ans svn+ssh access I created following files (based on some advice, which I found 4 years ago and did not notice a link):


umask 002
/usr/bin/svn.orig "$@"


umask 002
/usr/bin/svnserve.orig “$@”

As big surprise you will find that the web interface modifies files in the subversion repository – it removes write permission on group. I have solved this by adding following line to viewvc.cgi:

--- viewvc.cgi.orig     2009-10-25 09:55:34.738716284 +0100
+++ viewvc.cgi  2009-10-25 09:51:14.914726062 +0100
@@ -58,4 +58,5 @@

 server = sapi.CgiServer()
 cfg = viewvc.load_config(CONF_PATHNAME, server)
 viewvc.main(server, cfg)
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