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Re: Bug report: access file syntax

From: Max Bowsher <maxb_at_ukf.net>
Date: 2005-01-21 17:49:41 CET

Martynov Andriy wrote:
> Hello dear Developers of Subversion!
>
> Maybe I shouldn't write to the developer's mailing list, but I didn't find
> the bug report link at http://subversion.tigris.org/ and that also comes
> from the severity of the problem. It is about access file, that is
> specified
> in AuthzSVNAccessFile parameter in Location tag in httpd.conf file of
> Apache
> 2.0 installation.
>
> Please, take a look at the following sample contents of access file:
>
> #------------------------- ACCESS FILE
> BEIGN ------------------------------
> [groups]
> friendship = harry, sally
>
> [Repos1:/]
> @friendship = r
> harry = rw
>
> [Repos2:/]
> @friendship = r
> sally = rw
>
> [Repos3:/]
> @friendship = rw
> #------------------------- ACCESS FILE
> END ---------------------------------
>
> Please, notice here one space before user "harry" in project Repos1
> settings. It is not critical - I've already proven that.
> Please, notice here also one space before @-symbol in settings for group
> "friendship" for Repos2 project. That space is VERY critical. With it
> nothing (I mean, nothing in cooperation, but separately svn works only
> local
> then, not about network, Apache 2.0 - also works correctly, but
> separately)
> works, but without it - does! Everything works perfectly with the
> following
> contents of access file:
>
> #------------------------- ACCESS FILE
> BEIGN ------------------------------
> [groups]
> friendship = harry, sally
>
> [Repos1:/]
> @friendship = r
> harry = rw
>
> [Repos2:/]
> @friendship = r
> sally = rw
>
> [Repos3:/]
> @friendship = rw
> #------------------------- ACCESS FILE
> END ---------------------------------
>
> There is still space before harry in Repos1, but no the one before @ in
> Repos2. That is such a bug. It was simply an occasion, that I found this
> space, because I couldn't find the reason of Subversion refusing to
> perform
> operations over network for several hours.
>
> I've got svn version 1.1.1 (r11581).

Could you put this into the issue tracker, please?

But don't just give the examples, it's a little hard to work out.
Give a summary, like "mod_authz_svn intolerant of whitespace before @group,
even though it accepts it before username".

Thanks.
Max.

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