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August 16, 2010

fixed attachment creation for testopia

Einsortiert unter: software — Thomas Wabner @ 2:37 nachmittags
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Today I found the time to fix a problem in testopia – the mozilla test extention for Bugzilla.

The problem was, that we where unable to attach files to a test case in the testopia extention. After some research I found out, that the tr_attachment.cgi module uses the Testopia:Attachment perl module to do the database stuff.

I have changed the too simple database insert statement to a more secure prepared statement which uses the type BLOB for the contents and it works perfekt.

To get the fixed file you can download it from the original bug 576524.

September 1, 2009

git over https failed to push some refs

Einsortiert unter: git — Thomas Wabner @ 5:38 nachmittags
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I have tried to use our main git repository over https but I had gotten error messages like


PUT 54510da55977f5c1e47e5356b996762f4544b90d failed, aborting (22/403)
MKCOL 3b04e830cf4e221491e38443beac0f2f4a2e61c1 failed, aborting (22/403)
PUT 96496dc5f4115e3b9a90757410158f2ba7d12c80 failed, aborting (22/403)
MKCOL af7988694ce7cc8fbfd6b40deffe78d7231cffc8 failed, aborting (22/403)
Updating remote server info
error: failed to push some refs to 'https://myserver.de/myproject.git'

It was hard to discover whats going wrong here. I have set the GIT_CURL_VERBOSE=1 flag to see if there was an communication problem with my server. The communication itself was ok … but the server returns always a 403 (permission denied).

Next I had a look into my apache logs and I had seen follow error messages:


Permission denied: Unable to create a collection.

This looks like a file permission problem. I have setup a new group for my git repository and give apache the rights for read and write. But the problems still occured.

The solution was to set the correct Limit directive in the configuration for my git repository:

Alias /git /usr/var/git
<directory "/usr/var/git">
  DAV filesystem
  Options +Indexes

  AuthType Basic
  AuthName "git repositories"
  AuthUserFile /etc/apache/git.users.auth

  <limit GET PUT POST DELETE PROPPATCH MKCOL COPY MOVE LOCK UNLOCK>
    Require valid-user
  </limit>
</directory>

After a apache reload the push and pull commands working nice.

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