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Re: [Savannah-users] Permission problems with download area

From: Sylvain Beucler
Subject: Re: [Savannah-users] Permission problems with download area
Date: Wed, 7 Oct 2009 20:44:32 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-06-14)

On Wed, Oct 07, 2009 at 08:30:37PM +0200, Sylvain Beucler wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 07, 2009 at 12:04:31PM +0200, Jens Thoms Toerring wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> >     in the download area of the xforms project, for which I am
> > one of the maintainers, exist a number of old files that belong
> > to a user ('Debian-exim') and group ('nogroup'), which keeps me
> > from modifying or deleting them (my user name is 'jtt' and I be-
> > long to group 'xforms'). Since the content of these old files is
> > rather outdated and thus probably confusing to vistors I would
> > like to upload newer versions but can't. Can somebody tell me
> > whom or where to ask for help in this case?
> You can remove or rename the files even you don't own them, because
> those operation depends on who owns the parent directory.
> The weird owner/group must come from the system restore in June - part
> of the downloads was synchronized from mirrors for bandwidth
> reasons. I'm going to fix it.

Actually the owner/group are due to using the 'gatekeeper' upload
system in 2004-2006, before switching to SFTP access.

I re-owned the impacted files to root:$project.


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