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Re: svn commit: r8562 - trunk/subversion/svnadmin

From: Juanma Barranquero <jmbarranquero_at_wke.es>
Date: 2004-02-06 10:48:52 CET

On Thu, 05 Feb 2004 23:23:03 +0000
Julian Foad <julianfoad@btopenworld.com> wrote:

> Does it matter if it is indistinguishable from a genuine user name "svnadmin"?

Could matter, if the pre-revprop-change hook is set up by the admin to
do something different for "svnadmin setlog" that "svn propset --revprop",
discriminating by user name.

Till now, SVN didn't need a special user. But now that it does, perhaps
it'd be wise to document it, and recommend that SVN admins set up a
svnadmin user and use it for administrative tasks.

I know I'll do something like that, as in the repositories I'm going to
administer, I'll be the only one with the ability to create tags, for
example (I don't want any developer committing changes to a tag by
accident); these tags will show up in the logs as made by user "svnadmin",
which sort of fits in nicely (in my view :)

If having a special svnadmin user is not palatable, then there's a bit
on an ugly asymmetry in having it just for "svnadmin setlog", so perhaps
a --username arg to svnadmin, as suggested initially by cmpilato, would
be better.

Just my 0.02€, as they say.


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