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From Brett Porter <brett.por...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: old JAR files changed in java-repository
Date Wed, 29 Sep 2004 23:10:50 GMT
> I suspect this is the same issue encountered earlier in the month where
> Dion Gillard had updated/published some jars using maven. At the same
> point in time some modifications occurred int he directory which we
> could not identify the origin of.

Maven was previously setting some funny permissions (recent release
has fixed that), but I can't think of any reason why it would
overwrite an existing JAR with a relatively obscure name with
something different. Not only that, but a selected series of JARs.

I don't have access to the repo at the moment, but I wonder if it is
possible that there are still symlinks for those particular snapshots
and the target was overwritten?

> The best I personally can do to get this started is to restrict the
> rights to files that at least I own at the moment (if only because I
> transfered the content originally from ibiblio to apache) and then
> transfer the rights to those files to the appropriate group/user on a
> case by case basis.

Sounds like a plan.

> 
> Brett, I'll open these files specifically with write access to the
> jakarta group, you then should be able to update them. I also recommend
> that you take ownership of them by moving them to temp files and back to
> change the ownership to your userid. Then restrict the group ownership
> so only you (or other Commons Jelly Developers) have rights to write them.

Will do when I get home.

Thanks,
Brett

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