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Re: unable to authenticate to svnserve -- no challenge issued

From: Gerco Ballintijn <gerco_at_cwi.nl>
Date: 2004-03-09 22:12:05 CET

Hi,

Vivek Khera wrote:
>
> On Mar 9, 2004, at 12:48 PM, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
>
>> Aha, there's the problem. :-)
>>
>> The 'password-db' needs to live in the [general] section. So does
>> 'realm'.
>>
>
> Ahhhh. Now that I know this, I see how I misread the comments in the
> sample conf file, particularly this part:
>
> ### This option controls the location of the password database. This
> ### path may be relative to the conf directory. There is no default.
> ### The format of the password database is:
> ### [users]
> ### USERNAME = PASSWORD
>
> I had uncommented the [users] line in the sample...
>
> Anyhow, now that I change it to have just the [global] section in the
> conf file, it does seem to authenticate me...
>

I was bitten by this as well. Maybe the subtlety of one '#' vs three
'#'-s is too subtle? Can the uncommented part about the passwd file not
simply be put in a separate file? That is, let svnadmin create both a
boilerplate for svnserve.conf and for passwd?

Gerco.

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