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Re: subversion not running without .subversion directory?

From: solo turn <soloturn_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2004-11-10 14:50:15 CET

On Fri, 5 Nov 2004 12:08:12 -0600, Ben Collins-Sussman
<sussman@collab.net> wrote:
> 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'.

yes, but WHY does svn need a configuration directory, if there is
nothing to configure and nothing to save?

or do you want to say, that one should not use "svn" for such a kind
of operation, but "svnlook"? or, if you could use "svn", there is a
good reason for the config-dir and you have to have it. then i think i
should post the question on the websvn list ...

-solo.

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