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Re: subversion not running without .subversion directory?

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-11-05 19:08:12 CET

On Nov 5, 2004, at 11:47 AM, solo turn wrote:

> hi,
> i tried to configure websvn. the apache user is running as user
> nobody. the effects were:
> - the sub-paths on the bottom wherer not shown
> - diff gave the error:
> svn: Can't check path '/home/svn-build-user/.subversion': Permission
> denied
> can i somehow prevent svn from accessing this, or redirect it to some
> other location, which is not a users home directory?

Doesn't WebSVN have it's own project discussion list? You might want
to post your question there.

The docs say that WebSVN calls the 'svnlook' binary, which does not
read any user's run-time directory. 'svnlook' is strictly a server
program. The run-time area is only for client behavior.

But the error you're getting seems to be coming from 'svn', not
'svnlook'. Perhaps WebSVN is calling 'svn'? And if so, try using 'svn
--config-dir /some/other/config/dir'.

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