I've set-up a subversion server accessible with Apache/DAV and after screwing up the repositories file permissions a couple of days ago I started wondering if there's a better way to do this than the way I'm doing it.
The repositories are owned by a dedicated user and group, and apache runs as the customary
www:www user, hence it has no write permissions to the repositories. So far my solution has been to add the
www user to the
svn group and make sure that the files inside the repositories are group-writable... but six months from now I'll create a new repository, forget to fix file permissions and get some email as soon as someone tries to commit something.
Is there any other way to do that? Maybe force svnadmin to create repositories group-writable in the first place? (In case you're wondering the server is FreeBSD 6.2)