Restrict access by revision number
From: Carsten Fuchs <CarstenFuchs_at_T-Online.de>
Date: Sat, 12 Dec 2009 14:20:14 +0100
Dear Subversion group,
we would like to migrate our svn repository to a new machine, and use the opportunity to provide
+++ Overview +++
However, the repository contains confidential information like lists of telephone numbers that
Therefore, what we "really" or "ideally" want to accomplish is to restrict repository access by
While this could easily be accomplished by creating an entirely new repository with the contents
+++ Variant 1 +++
As there seems to be no direct way to achieve this, we are now wondering if combining svn copy
That is, we would import the original repository into a subdirectory of the new one (with full
then restrict access to path "imported".
+++ Variant 2 +++
A variant of this would be to not import the old repository into the new one, but refer to it
+++ Questions :-) +++
a) Is there a (maybe entirely different) solution to the problem that is simpler and/or more
b) Is the key idea "replace revision-number-based access by path-based access" reasonable at all?
c) Does svn copy preserve history when used with svn:externals?
d) What happens is the externals repository is not available, either because it has
We'd be very happy and grateful for any comments and help.
Thank you very much, and best regards,
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