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Re: pitiful dav performance

From: <seanc_at_dimensionalrift.com>
Date: 2003-02-25 21:18:30 CET

> seanc@dimensionalrift.com wrote:
>>I would be willing to go with the ra_svn approach but it doesnt seem
>>possible to secure it in a meaningful manner for a multi-user
>>configuration. Perhaps if svnserve were to run exclusively on
>>and a proxy program (say, svnproxy) could be executed via rsh or plink
>>from my clients I could at least secure it in the same way as CVS.
> uh, you can already tunnel ra_svn over ssh, just as one normally does
> with CVS. there's no reason to run svnserve in daemon mode if you don't
> want to.
> -garrett

The database has never let me do that. I've had to run db4.1_recover any
time the user changes on the database. I.e:

As root I create /usr/local/svn and chown it to root:svnusers, and chmod
it g+s
As user 'foo' I run svnadmin create testdb, from /usr/local/svn
As user 'foo' I can access the database
Access with any other user, Permission denied: Berkeley DB error
while opening environment for filesystem /usr/local/svn/testdb until I
run db4.1_recover on the database as that user. chown'ing the directory
to that user fully does not help. I have to run db recover. This
included getting the www-data user to work so that apache could access the

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