[sane-devel] git push issues

m. allan noah kitno455 at gmail.com
Sun Dec 20 12:53:11 UTC 2015

hmm- perhaps we could set the umask on the make command? I'm not sure
if that would help, I've not had any caffeine yet this morning :)


On Sun, Dec 20, 2015 at 6:50 AM, Olaf Meeuwissen
<paddy-hack at member.fsf.org> wrote:
> Hi Allan,
> I just pushed most of the patches that Volker posted to the list[1] and
> encountered some "trouble".
> One of the patches triggered a mail to sane-commits that exceeded the
> 40kb limit.  The commit in question has a rather large diff and it looks
> like the sane-backends repository's post-receive hook includes the whole
> diff.  Wouldn't it be sufficient to just sent the commit message?
> The second issue I ran into is that one of the patches triggered a
>   make am--refresh
> in the sane-backends-list-git working copy.  Both update-lists.sh and
> update-search.sh in the post-receive hook may trigger this.  This went
> like so:
>   remote: cd .. && make  am--refresh
>   remote: make[1]: Entering directory `/var/lib/gforge/chroot/home/groups/sane/sane-backends-lists-git'
>   remote: /bin/bash ./config.status --recheck
>   [...]
>   remote: configure: creating ./config.status
>   remote: chmod: changing permissions of `./config.status': Operation not permitted
>   remote: configure: error: write failure creating ./config.status
>   remote: make[1]: *** [config.status] Error 1
>   remote: make[1]: Leaving directory `/var/lib/gforge/chroot/home/groups/sane/sane-backends-lists-git'
>   remote: make: *** [../config.status] Error 2
> The reason this fails is that kitno-guest owns config.status and the
> make was run by olaf-guest (member of both sane and sane_scm groups).
> User A cannot modify permissions of a file owner by user B, even if they
> are both in the group that's assigned to the file.
> This particular commit has no effect on the HTML pages or the backend
> descriptions so it didn't break anything this time.  However, I think
> the various scripts should run without ownership issues.  What do you
> think?
> I'm not sure about what would be the best way to deal with this and
> welcome suggestions.
>  [1] https://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/sane-devel/2015-December/034167.html
> Hope this helps,
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