Permissions problem in deployment stage


When I snv checkout the tree and copy it to the server, trying to run
the site, I get application error.
If I change the permissions of all the tree to apache:apache, the site
works and rails loads.
This is a problem for me, because I don’t have permissions for
apache:apache, so everytime I need the sysadmin to help me.

Is there another way?

Also, when I do:
svn export

even with the permissions changed the application have trouble to load.

Is this a known issue.