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Re: [PATCH] Re: svn: Can't check path '/.svn/wc.db': Permission denied

From: Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de>
Date: Thu, 18 Feb 2010 10:51:37 +0100

On Wed, Feb 17, 2010 at 08:27:59PM -0600, Peter Samuelson wrote:
> Jon Delay writes:
> > I keep most of my file system under svn, so I have .svn directories all over
> > the place owned by root, chmod 700.
> >
> > Somewhere between 1.6.3 and 1.6.9, `svn checkout` started checking the root directory
> > for the existence of an .svn directory and trying to look in it.
> ...and getting "Permission denied", and thus he cannot use 'svn checkout'
> in his home directory.
> The following (untested) patch will probably fix this - but is it a good
> idea? Are there situations where we _want_ to catch errors trying to
> detect a svn 1.7 wc in svn 1.6? I personally don't see why we need to.

Have you seen ^/subversion/branches/1.6.x-wc-ng-check-override ?
I think that's the workaround you need. Log of the branch below.
It's already nominated for backport, so if you like it, please vote :)


r910215 | stsp | 2010-02-15 14:16:49 +0100 (Mon, 15 Feb 2010) | 30 lines

On the 1.6.x-wc-ng-check-override branch:

Allow overriding the check for WC-NG working copies in 1.6.x,
by setting the environment variable

Make the test suite run all tests with this override enabled.

This is useful when running the 1.6.x test suite in a working copy
managed by a trunk svn client. Many tests fail to pass because of
errors like:
  svn: The path 'svn-test-work/working_copies/some_tests-42'
       appears to be part of a Subversion 1.7 or greater working
       copy rooted at '/home/user/svn-1.6.x/subversion/tests/cmdline'.

With this patch, all tests pass on my machine.

* subversion/libsvn_wc/questions.c
  (is_inside_wc_ng): Check for override. While here, replace use of
   literal ".svn" with the proper macro definition.

* subversion/tests/cmdline/svntest/actions.py
  (no_check_for_wc_ng, do_check_for_wc_ng): New. The second function
   is not used yet, but could be used for tests which fail to pass
   with the override enabled. I have found no such test.

* subversion/tests/cmdline/svntest/main.py
  (TestRunner.run): Always enable the override.

r910213 | stsp | 2010-02-15 14:07:10 +0100 (Mon, 15 Feb 2010) | 2 lines

Create a branch for a patch I have for 1.6.x.

Received on 2010-02-18 10:52:35 CET

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