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Re: need help setting up svn+ssh://

From: Garrett Rooney <rooneg_at_electricjellyfish.net>
Date: 2003-08-25 03:44:37 CEST

Guido van Rossum wrote:

> So I expect that you *can* distinguish between (paraphrasing) "no
> database there" and "no permission to open that database" from the
> BerkeleyDB error code. In that case I would recommend passing the
> most specific error (anything else than "no database there") back to
> the client. You could also try to detect the repository through
> different means, e.g. looking for something that has a subdirectory
> named "db", and only trying the BerkeleyDB open call if that is
> found.

There was actually a patch committed (yesterday?) to do just this.
Previously the error was not being propagated back up to the client.

In the future, errors like this should produce output like this:

svn: Couldn't find a repository
svn: No repository found in 'svn://localhost/home/svn/trunk'
svn: Berkeley DB error
svn: Berkeley DB error while opening environment for filesystem
/home/svn/db: Permission denied

(Well, according the the submitter's post to the list it should, I
haven't actually tested it because I don't have a current version of svn
built at the moment.)

-garrett

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