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

From: Peter Samuelson <peter_at_p12n.org>
Date: Thu, 18 Feb 2010 11:55:12 -0600

[Julian Foad]
> 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.

All correct.

The main thing to ask about my patch is that it ignores _all_ errors
trying to read .../.svn/wc.db, not just 'permission denied'. Are there
any errors that we would _want_ to catch? My feeling is no, if there's
any trouble of any sort, we should just stop looking for 1.7 WCs.

Peter Samuelson | org-tld!p12n!peter | http://p12n.org/
Received on 2010-02-18 18:55:49 CET

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