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Re: feedback: first step failed

From: Ulrich Eckhardt <eckhardt_at_satorlaser.com>
Date: 2004-08-24 16:31:13 CEST

Rolf Schumacher wrote:
> What I've tried?
>
> On Linux as a user "svn" I created a repository.

Why? No need to add a user just in order to try things, and the book for sure
didn't tell you to(but I admit I didn't check that right now). Do everything
as one user at first an read up on permissions(as was already pointed out to
you by someone else) before trying other things.

> As user "svn" I can run svnlook and get some meaningful answer.
> As any other user I don't.

You need write-access to the files in order to read the database(yes!). This
is the price you pay for proper locking and atomicity.

> Spending hours and hours reading "Revision 10061" of the "Version
> Control with Subversion" I cannot find how to add a new user with
> access to the repository or find some other philosphy of
> access control.

Subversion does not have any access-control itself, after all it is not much
more than a Berkeley database. In other words, you can control access via
different frontends. With the filesystem where it is stored you control
access via the system users, using Apache you can create accounts with
detailed rights and svnserve also has its ways. It's all in the book.

cheers

Uli

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