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Re: [PATCH] dav_svn_get_repo_name handling of SVNParentPath

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2006-01-17 21:36:07 CET

Molle Bestefich wrote:
> Maxime Petazzoni wrote:
>> Molle Bestefich [2006-01-17 14:40:14]:
>>> Maxime Petazzoni wrote:
>>>> Basically, the new dav_svn_get_repo_name2() function uses the
>>>> dav_svn_split_uri function to retrieve the repository name from the
>>>> current requested URI if the SVNParentPath directive is used,
>>>> otherwise it acts like the old dav_svn_get_repo_name.
>>> So if a repository uses SVNParentPath, the repository name returned
>>> will be whatever the client decides it should be - it could be an IP
>>> address, or (using /etc/hosts) any arbitrary name. Whilst
>>> non-SVNParentPath repositories use the name of the repository folder
>>> on the server.
>>> Seems inconsistent to me - why not just rev the function to always use
>>> whatever the client provides in the URI, instead of doing different
>>> things depending on a logically completely unrelated aspect of the
>>> server configuration?
>> In a non-SVNParentPath setup, the user specifies a descriptive
>> repository name with the SVNReposName directive.
> Well, no they don't. Ok, now I'm just being rude :-)...
> But I don't at least, for any of the 10 repositories that I administer.
>> But in a SVNParentPath based setup, the user can't specify a name per
>> repository with SVNReposName, and dav_svn_get_repo_name returns NULL
>> (there is no repository name defined).
> Since we've never heard anyone complain about the lack of
> SVNReposName, perhaps a good bet would be that the feature is pretty
> useless and should just be removed? The repository name would then
> always be 1:1 with the name of the folder that contains it.
It's not useless. It works just fine for me, and I have no wish to let
people see in a browser how i happen to name my directories.

> If the SVNReposName property is actually useful for anything, it is at
> least obviously misplaced in the Apache config file. It should
> instead live in a per-repository config file where it would be
> insensitive to issues such as whether repositories are enumerated with
> SVNPath or SVNParentPath.
A repository couldn't care less about the access method you use to get
at it. This is clearly access-method-specific, IOW, it belongs in the
httpd configuration.

-- Brane

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