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

From: Jon Daley <jon_at_limedaley.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Feb 2010 22:47:25 -0500 (EST)

> On Thu, 18 Feb 2010, Julian Foad wrote:
>> 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
>>> export
>>> 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.

         Not sure if this thread died - I thought maybe it was just because
I wasn't subscribed to the list, but I don't see any responses on the web

         I had another thought about this that I wanted to make sure people
had thought of for 1.7 - I thought it strange that I experienced my
problem with /.svn rather than /home/.svn and I'm wondering if the
directories are being traversed in the right order when looking for the
root .svn directory. If I understand what 1.7 is going to do, then I
think the search for the root node (if it isn't stored somewhere else)
that you have to go up one directory at a time, and you can't start with
/.svn first. Just a thought, and probably you've already thought about
it, but I'm not sure why svn 1.6 didn't complain about the permissions of
a subdirectory first.

Jon Daley
There are no traffic jams when you go the extra mile.
-- Anonymous
Received on 2010-02-25 07:34:12 CET

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