rawhide, /mnt/koji and /pub/fedora

Bill Nottingham notting at redhat.com
Thu Aug 28 13:49:21 UTC 2008

Jesse Keating (jkeating at redhat.com) said: 
> So I realized something last night.  We created a user "masher" to have
> the ability to write to /mnt/koji/mash/ but not any of the other koji
> space.  This is useful to prevent too much damage from a horribly wrong
> rawhide compose.  To make things easier in the rawhide compose configs,
> we decided to run the cron/scripts as the masher user.  This is also
> good because it means things run unprivileged.  However I ran into a
> snag.  We have another user, 'ftpsync' that has write access
> to /pub/fedora/.  Previously the rawhide script was ran as root, and
> thus it was no problem to su ftpsync for the rsync calls.  The masher
> user does not possess the capability of doing this.
> Since the ftpsync user is only really used to sync data onto the Fedora
> netapp, I propose that we collapse ftpsync and masher into one user
> (masher).  It'll require minimal puppet changes, mostly just moving some
> cron jobs from ftpsync over to masher.  It will require UID changes,
> either changing masher to the ftpsync UID (which breaks our new range we
> just setup), or chmodding some stuff on the Fedora netapp and changing
> what UID has write access there.
> For now, I'm syncing rawhide by hand.
> Comments?

Is changing the user that owns the files going to cause unnecessary rsync
churn for mirrors?


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