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Re: "Unable to open root of edit"

From: Martin Maechler <maechler_at_stat.math.ethz.ch>
Date: 2004-08-02 09:24:51 CEST

Dear Ben (and the rest),

I'm managing several small and one mid-sized repositories

All of them -- but one -- are publicly readable, i.e.,
     Require valid-user

One of them, however should *not* be world-readable, i.e., I
have "Require valid-user" without any <Limit..> restriction.

And I do get a problem (the error message in the subject)
when I try to access that repository.

However the problem does *NOT* appear
- when accessed via the web browser
- 'svn ls' also does work, but 'svn co' does not.

Thanks to google, I found the following in the svnusers archive


and there you mention a problem with digest authentication --
exactly what we are using. Here is the full entry of that repository.

<Location /Rnews>
  DAV svn
  SvnPath /scratch/SVN-repos/Rnews

  AuthType Digest
  AuthName "R"
  AuthDigestDomain /Rnews
  AuthDigestFile /etc/httpd/.digest_pw
  AuthDigestGroupFile /etc/httpd/.auth_groups

  Require group Rnews

The group file .auth_groups is used to restrict to a subset of
people who have an entry for realm "R" in .digest_pw.

The unbelievable thing is that I can access everything through
the web browser and "svn ls" but not through "svn checkout" ...

I'd appreciate being kept in "CC:" for this thread:
Thank you in advance for any help,
and thank you (the developers) for subversion and your nice book
I got on paper [BTW, I've found one typo: Where should I send those?]

With high regards,

Martin Maechler <maechler_at_stat.math.ethz.ch>	http://stat.ethz.ch/~maechler/
Seminar fuer Statistik, ETH-Zentrum  LEO C16	Leonhardstr. 27
ETH (Federal Inst. Technology)	8092 Zurich	SWITZERLAND
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