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From Manuel Vacelet <>
Subject [users@httpd] Sporadic (and very anoying) file rights issues
Date Fri, 03 Feb 2006 15:48:03 GMT
Hello all,

I posted 1 week ago about a problem of access rights with apache and subversion.

Today, I'm pretty sure it's an apache problem because I'm now facing
the bug with another application.

* From time to time some subversion transactions faild. The failure is
due to a problem of access rights on the directory created to store
the transaction. The directory is created with following rights:
drw-rwSrw- tnx...

Note: the 'S' means 'parent directory has setgid but you created a
directory without execution rights'. It's a kind of error state.
The problem is: execution rights on the directory are missing (so the
directoy is not very useful).

Today I discovered that another application on the same server have
the same behaviour:
* From time to time, this C program called by a php script (I know...
but I'm not the one who wrote the code!) faild because it create a
directory without execution rights.

In both cases, the most low level routine called in C is mkdir with
'0755' (sounds like good for a directory).

mkdir man page tells us umask influence mkdir behaviour but since the
problem is not systematic, I think there is a problem somewhere in

* I'm running a x86 SMP box with RHEL3 and apache 2.0.48-16 RPM
provided by subversion rpm packager here:
* I cannot reproduce this bug on my test server with the same configuration.

Someone can help me ?

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