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Re: Restricted directory causes checkout to abort

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2003-09-12 22:34:32 CEST

Doug Dicks <dwd-l@revelanttech.com> writes:

> Are you saying that
> /a
> /b
> /c
> /restricted
> /d
> would be OK in general? It seems a checkout of the whole repo (/)
> would have the same problem. So I get the "check out each directory
> one at a time" solution, right?

Sure, that's fine.... but in general, one doesn't usually check out
the entire repository. You'd end up getting every single branch and

I'm suggesting that you break your repository into 'projects'. A
project is an independent directory, and is either restricted as a
whole, or unrestricted as a whole.

> IMO, it would be a very good feature for subversion to be able to
> handle restricted access to directories and files. It would be very
> useful for "enterprise" level adoptions as opposed to "workgroup"
> level adoptions.
> Thoughts?

I agree, it would be a good thing for svn to handle this more elegantly.

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