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ACLs in Subversion (was: Re: Authz)

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_lyra.org>
Date: 2002-05-24 04:47:26 CEST

On Thu, May 23, 2002 at 10:17:08PM +0200, Branko ─ibej wrote:
> Sander Striker wrote:
> >As for "it has to be in the repos to work", yes, true. I think we came up
> >with implementing it using svn:acl properties. This is what I would like to
> >see as a priority item _post_ 1.0.
> Sadly, that won't work. You want to be able to change the ACL on an old
> version, so props aren't appropriate.


ACLs are a complete and total bitch when you have a versioning repository
with copy-by-reference.

* use ACLs that are path-based?
  - pro: works great for "going back in time" to protect content
  - con: fails once you make a copy

* use ACLs that are attached to an item?
  - pro: survives copies
  - con: back up one revision to avoid the ACL

At some point, we'll need to find a solution. But for now, I'm going to keep
my head from exploding and ignore the problem.


Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/
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