Group writable bzr+ssh

David Timothy Strauss david at
Sat Nov 29 03:42:44 GMT 2008

This doesn't work for me, either. I usually resort to having all users sign 
onto the repo using the same user, but I use key auth to make it less 

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Subject: Group writable bzr+ssh

Using the smart server through bzr+ssh, I'd like several users to be
able to collaborate on ad-hoc branches without manually setting
permissions or configuring special umasks. I've read in several places that
bzr can preserve the group permission from the repo, but this
isn't working for me on Ubuntu 8.04 with the dev ppa version of bazaar 1.9:

bzr --version
Bazaar (bzr) 1.9
  Python interpreter: /usr/bin/python 2.5.2
  Python standard library: /usr/lib/python2.5
  bzrlib: /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/bzrlib

My server based directory structure starts like this:

server/                                     #This is the repository
|-- [drwxrws--- bzruser  users]  .bzr
|      (snip)

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