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SVNParentPath Revisited

From: Cliff Stanford <cliff_at_may.be>
Date: 2007-02-23 22:20:45 CET

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In the response to last time I brought this up,

Max Bowsher said:

> After contemplation, I have come to realize that this entire thread is
> founded on an inaccurate assumption - that it is impossible to set the
> repository name in a SVNParentPath setup. This is not true:
> <Location /repos>
> DAV svn
> SVNParentPath /foo
> </Location>
> <Location /repos/foo>
> SVNReposName "This is the foo repository"
> </Location>
> <Location /repos/bar>
> SVNReposName "This is the bar repository"
> </Location>
> The blurring of the concepts of repository filesystem basename and
> SvnReposName human-style name as has been discussed in this thread,
> would, in fact, be a bug itself - so let's not do that! :-)

This is a plea for the dev team to reconsider. I have been able to
build an entire svn repository browser, http://svn.may.be/ , built
around only the repository and dav_svn. As I create a new svn repostory
it appears automatically in the list and all the functions work on it.

The problem is that, in order to work, I have to make the patch to the
source on each release. It's only a two-liner but it shouldn't be
necessary. The patch I use is to add the following lines after getting
the repo_name in repos.c.

if (repo_name == NULL)
    repo_name = repos_name;

It was posted at

I take Max's point that this can be fixed by editing the httpd.conf file
(or one included) but this takes away the ability to add a new
repository with just svnadmin create.

If you don't like the fix above, a number of other suggestions have been
made. Perhaps SVNReposName "%s" or an entirely new directive?

Please reconsider this problem. I'm happy to do the work for whatever
scheme you select.

Many thanks.


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