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

From: Julian Foad <julian.foad_at_wandisco.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Feb 2010 16:23:23 +0000

Peter Samuelson wrote:
> [Stefan Sperling]
> > 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 :)
> I hadn't seen it. Yes, this solves the problem - but I'm not sure this
> 'permission denied' should really require a workaround like
> Jon, what's your opinion on Stefan's approach?

I'm not Jon but my opinion is that we need a bug fix, not a work-around,
and that Peter's patch
<http://svn.haxx.se/dev/archive-2010-02/0431.shtml> is the sort of fix
we need. (I haven't reviewed it, just glanced over it.)

Let's check I understood the problem correctly: User has 1.6 client and
1.6 WCs, no 1.7 stuff involved at all. User's system has a WC rooted at
the file system root: '/.svn' exists and is not readable by this user.
In some normal operations that used to work with svn 1.6.x, svn 1.6.9
tries to look for a file '/.svn/wc.db' and throws an error because it's
denied access to that directory.

- Julian
Received on 2010-02-18 17:24:02 CET

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