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From "Manuel Vacelet" <>
Subject [users@httpd] Re: Svn transaction failure due to wrong permissions on creation.
Date Mon, 20 Mar 2006 10:37:25 GMT
2006/1/19, John Duprey <>:
> A number of you have asked if I ever resolved the subversion
> permission problem as I reported it here:
> After trying several versions of Apache and Subversion (from both RPM
> and source), I resorted to a complete OS upgrade.  Our admin upgraded
> from RHEL3 to RHEL4, updated the server's bios, and I reinstalled
> subversion and Apache from stock RHEL4 RPMS.  Now everything works
> fine.
> After many many many months of trying to figure out what was wrong,
> this shot in the dark appears to have fixed things.  Our subversion
> repository has been stable since we did this.
> I wish I could have identified the problem.  I wasn't the only person
> with the problem ( several people contacted me with the exact same
> problem wondering if I had fixed it ).  The problem did seem specific
> to a version of Linux and one guy was using Solaris, I believe.

Hello all,

I answer to this old mail because I was facing the same bug and I
found what was wrong.

Actually, in my case, this is neither a subversion nor an apache bug
but a php one. A php script was setting an umask without execution
rights (0111) and due to this bug, the apache process kept this umask
and when a subversion commit request tried to create a directory it
was unusable (0111 umask -> no execution rights on created files).

This problem was solved by adding a <?php umask(0022); ?> script in
auto_append_file directive of php.ini.

It seems that this bug will be fixed in next php5.1 release:

I hope this message could help someone thanks to mailing list archives!
-- Manuel

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