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Re: [TSVN] TortoiseSVN repeatedly prompts for authentication if user can not read root of repository

From: SteveKing <steveking_at_gmx.ch>
Date: 2005-07-28 18:58:53 CEST

Max Spicer wrote:
> SteveKing wrote:
>
>> As a workaround, you could give all users read access to the
>> repository root (you can reject read access to some subfolders - I
>> don't think you have important files in the repository root?).
>
> This is the fix that I'd already hit upon, but it can get rather messy.

If you monitor the Subversion dev mailing list you'll see that a patch
is currently under review and heavily worked on. So my guess is that it
will be finished soon.

>> If you can't do that (or if you don't want to), then you have to wait
>> until Subversion 1.3 gets out:
>> http://subversion.tigris.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=2291
>
> Will this remove the issue completely? That would be excellent news,

Yes. Once 'svn ls' returns the locking information, we don't have to
fetch that information on startup anymore because we get it 'for free'
when we show the folder contents.

> and would make it perfectly acceptable to have to use the above
> workaround in the meantime, or simply to stick with 1.1.7 (we don't use
> locking). The dreaded question: is there any planned release date for 1.3?

I don't think so. And that's not up to me to decide but for the guys
working on the Subversion project. If you really need a date, you should
ask them.

> I think this issue would be worth putting in the FAQ or somewhere
> obvious. It does cause some very ugly and confusing behaviour when it
> strikes.

I think the FAQ will be updated soon - there are many people reading
this list who have write access for our FAQ ;)

Stefan

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