running subversion as non-root

Giorgos Keramidas keramida at
Tue Nov 1 05:40:52 PST 2005

On 2005-11-01 08:32, Cerion Armour-Brown <cerion at> wrote:
>On Tue, 1 Nov 2005 15:25:57 +0200, Giorgos Keramidas wrote
>> If you used the standard Ports stuff to install these and they
>> have these broken permissions, it may be a side-effect of a
>> broken umask setting for the root user.
>> What do you see if you log in as 'root' and issue:
>>         # umask
>> Is this 0022 or something similar, or not?  If not, what value
>> does it print?
> ahh, that's interesting: mine is 0027

Ugh!  That's a bit Evil(TM).  It means all the files root creates get
their 'other' permissions zeroed out unconditionally, so this explains
why your libraries can only be used by people in the 'wheel' group.

> I guess I should set that to 0022, and reinstall everything... (groan)

Very likely.  Sorry for the bad news :-/

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