Setting up subversion with svn+ssh access (non-DAV) on unstable.
In migrating from woody with a combination of CVS and a backport of SVN 1.0 I would like to use SVN 1.1 to get the file system backend (fsfs) instead of BerkleyDB.
Repositories will reside in /repository.
Users that use them will be a member of the repository group.
apt-get install subversion
Set up /repository
mkdir repository chown root.repository /repository chmod 775 /repository
*Create a repository
umask 002 newgrp repository svnadmin create --fs-type fsfs /repository/name_of_repository
Getting svn+ssh to handle permissions gracefully (handling umask)
mv /usr/bin/svnserve /usr/bin/svnserve_real
Then create a new file /usr/bin/svnserve with the following contents
#!/bin/sh umask 002 /usr/bin/svnserve_real "$@"
This will set umask so that group permissions are OK. The one annoyance is that you will need to repeat this step each time subversion is updated via an apt upgrade. I keep a copy of this script in /usr/bin/svnserve_wrapper