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Re: Running a SVN Server - help!

From: neoAKiRAz <neoakiraz_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-05-11 00:55:19 CEST

>
> If you are using svnserve, then the user under which svnserve runs is
> the one that needs to have permission to write to the repository
> directories.

I'm running svnserve from my 'neoakiraz' session, and I don't seem to have
write permission to the repository, right? Should I somehow (how?) give
'neoakiraz' permission to write to the repository? Or...

Ok, so then you probably want to make sure that svnserve runs as the
> svn user.

How can I run a process as another user? I think that the 'svn' user can't
do a login, since from the guide, I did "useradd -c "SVN Owner" -d /home/svn
-m -g svn -s /bin/false -u 56 svn" indicating the shell to be 'false'... so
how could I do it?
I'd like my SVN server to work just as the no-ip.org daemon, i.e. also when
my PC is on and I'm not logged in. Should I add it to the boot scripts? And
there I should set it to be run as the 'svn' user? How can I do this? I'm
sorry, but I'm kinda new to Linux, so I'd appreciate some details :)

And one last question, to see if I understand this: Once the repository is
'writable' (i.e. once svnserve runs under a user who has write access
(svn?)) is that the users specified in '(...)conf/passwd' will have write
access (if "auth-access = write" in '(...)conf/svnserve.conf') to the
repository? How will those users authenticate?
Thanks a lot.

Regards,

Bruno
Received on Fri May 11 00:55:51 2007

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