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Re: reposurgeon now writes Subversion repositories

From: Alan Barrett <apb_at_cequrux.com>
Date: Sat, 1 Dec 2012 12:05:48 +0300

On Sat, 01 Dec 2012, Eric S. Raymond wrote:
>I've lost count of the number of Subversion repo
>lifts I've done (has to be more than a dozen at this point), and in no
>case have I ever seen *anything* but a local Unix ID in the svn:author

Yes, it's probably true that most svn repositories use short
strings that resemble unix user ids, and a lot of the svn
documentation uses such strings in examples. But it's also
true that the admin can use almost any string they like. In
repositories that I have set up, I have always used short strings
that resemble local unix IDs, but in most cases those strings
would not have been valid unix user names on the server host.

Perhaps it would be a good first step to add examples to
the documentation, showing how the admin can use "Full Name
<email_at_address>" in the svn:author field, with all the common
access methods.

--apb (Alan Barrett)
Received on 2012-12-01 10:06:28 CET

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