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Re: [Patch] Expression support for SVNPath and SVNParentPath

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_wandisco.com>
Date: Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:25:42 +0100

On 01.03.2015 15:23, Graham Leggett wrote:
> On 27 Feb 2015, at 2:14 AM, Graham Leggett <minfrin_at_sharp.fm> wrote:
>> By way of background, I added the regex named grouping support to httpd that allowed you to do stuff like <LocationMatch ^/svn/(?<CUSTOMERNAME>[^/]+)/>, and I’ve been adding expression support to a growing list of httpd directives, starting with all the require directives, and then following up with Alias and Redirect.
>> What I’m trying to achieve is to lower the cost of httpd directives, both in terms of the amount of config required to achieve a certain aim, as well as making it possible to administer an httpd server (and svn repository) using changes to an LDAP directory only.
>> I chose the two argument layout for SVNPath and SVNParentPath as it was both backwards compatible with existing configs and had the side effect that the expression could be rooted below a specific root directory for safety, given that the directory pointed at by SVNPath isn’t protected (to my knowledge) by <Directory> blocks. It also had the side effect that SVNParentPath could give us a list of repositories rather nicely.
> Here is an updated patch below that fixes the return issue (apr_pstrcat does nothing) and some formatting.
> I have found a new issue - mod_dav_svn (and mod_dav itself) don’t work properly inside a <LocationMatch>, This is caused as the raw regex is passed as the path, which then triggers an assertion failure inside libsvn. This needs an httpd fix, will look at that in the mean time.

Hi Graham,

You may have missed my mail from a couple days ago:

> I think this would be a nice feature to have in mod_dav_svn. It is, IMO,
> a better approach than the one currently implemented on the
> SVNParentPathTemplate branch, even if it is limited to httpd-2.4+.
> Graham, I've created a branch for this:
> ^/subversion/branches/mod-dav-svn-expressions
> you can commit your patch there, if you will; you have the necessary
> karma since Subversion-the-project uses the universal-commit bit.
> Once that's done, we'll want to tweak our test suite so that we can test
> the new feature, and probably update docs and so on.

Please go ahead and commit the patch (and any further changes) to the

-- Brane
Received on 2015-03-02 12:27:01 CET

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