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Re: RFC: Default svnserve realm

From: Ben Reser <ben_at_reser.org>
Date: 2004-07-22 23:22:26 CEST

On Thu, Jul 22, 2004 at 04:45:50PM -0400, Greg Hudson wrote:
> We have a bug in svnserve's computation of the default realm, such
> that some number of extra characters can get included after the end of
> the path to the repository, depending on the length of the -r option.
> One solution is to fix the current code so that it correctly reports
> the path to the repository root (as it appears in the URL), probably
> by taking b->repos_url and skipping past the scheme and hostname
> parts.
> A second solution is to use the uuid of the repository as the default
> realm, as we (I am told) do in ra_local.
> I like the first solution because it's more meaningful to the user.
> But the second one is nice in that it works despite repository moves,
> and it's also nice and simple from a coding perspective.
> Either solution is likely to present some small amount of disruption
> to users.
> Opinions?

My vote is for the uuid. People can always configure it with something
more meaningful if that's a problem to them.

Ben Reser <ben@reser.org>
"Conscience is the inner voice which warns us somebody may be looking."
- H.L. Mencken
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