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Re: SASL section of svnserve.conf: generate conditionally or always?

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: Thu, 03 Apr 2008 14:03:29 -0400

David Glasser wrote:
> Currently we generate the SASL section of svnserve.conf if and only if
> SVN_HAS_SASL is set: that is, if "svnadmin" (at the time of running
> "svnadmin create") is linked with SASL.
>
> However, if the svnadmin used to create the repository and the
> svnserve used to serve it come from different builds (perhaps because
> the repository was created long before you considered serving it with
> SASL), this choice could be wrong: the config file might say that SASL
> will work when svnserve isn't actually built with it, or the config
> file might not mention SASL at all even though you now have a
> SASL-enabled svnserve.
>
> Should we change the generated file to always talk about SASL but
> direct the user to check the output of "svnserve --version" to see if
> SASL authentication is available?

Yes. +1

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C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
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