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Re: Cannot launch svnserver as non root user!

From: Pep <Pep_at_Walker.me.uk>
Date: 2004-08-07 12:28:35 CEST

On Saturday 07 August 2004 11:06, Pep wrote:
> I cannot get the svn server to run as a non root user!
> I have setup the configuration as follows
> anon access set to none
> auth access set to write
> The repo is owned by svuser:svgroup with the appropriate sticky bit set on
> the db sub directory.
> When I run the svn server from xinetd using the above configuration as root
> user, the svn server asks me to login for the user name but when I run the
> server from xinetd as svuser user with the same configuration I keep
> getting the "svn: Malformed network data" error message!
> I have setup the svuser user to use bash as it's shell and have specified a
> obscure password so nobody can log in.
> Any ideas how I solve this problem?

When I telnet to the localhost on port 3690 I get this output

[pep]$ telnet localhost 3690
Connected to myrepo (
Escape character is '^]'.
/bin/bash: /root/.bashrc: Permission denied
( success ( 1 2 ( ANONYMOUS ) ( edit-pipeline ) ) ) Connection closed by
foreign host.

So what's going on here?


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