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Commit failed ... Access is denied

From: bodvar <bodvar_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 25 May 2009 07:47:59 -0700 (PDT)

I have set up a SVN server with several repositories on FSFS on
Windows Server 2003. The users are using TortoiseSVN on XP SP2 or alt
SP3. The server is mapped as Q: with the users.
Everything works fine with my WCs, but I am having problems with
(some) users, as they cannot commit their changes. However, Checkout
is OK.

When committing there is approx. 10-15 sec. pause and then the commit
window comes up with the following messages:

Action Path
Command Commit
Error Commit failed (details follow):
Error Can't open file 'Q:\AVSEC\db\txn-current-lock': Access
is denied.

The svnserve has the following:

anon-access = read
auth-access = write
password-db = passwd
# authz-db = authz (commented out)
realm = AVSEC # which is the name of the repository involved.

The passwd file has two names (not same as here):
1stUser = xxxx
2ndUser = yyyy

I tried to set the authz file like this:
avsec = 1stUser,2ndUser
* = r
@avsec = rw

Even with all this, the SVN server does not ask for login name or
password, but goes right into trying to commit the files in question.
I was told, even if it is not in the documentation, that I would have
to add the user (or a group including him/her) to the Security
Properties of the repository folder. I find it dubious, since I would
have thought that it was the SVN that was accessing the files, not the
user as such.

1. What is wrong here?
2. Why does the SVN server not ask for the user name and password?

Thanks in advance for any clarification.


PS: The documentation might be bearing in mind less knowledgable
people than full-fledged UNIX/Linux administrators. Even my (M$-) IT
people have been scratching their heads over this. :-(


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