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Re: using/creating hooks within subversion...

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-08-25 22:38:44 CEST

"bruce" <bedouglas@earthlink.net> writes:
> in exploring the subversion docs, the concept of hooks is discussed. i'm
> interested in understanding how a given hook/template is called. the docs
> discussed the sample hooks, and the naming of the hooks, but i couldn't find
> information on how i could write a hook of my own, and have it be called.
> as an example, if i wrote a hook and called it foo.pl, how would i tell the
> svn/svnserve functions to use it.

If it's a post-commit hook, you have the 'post-commit' program invoke
'foo.pl', in whatever way programs invoke other programs. The exact
method depends on what language you wrote 'post-commit' in. If it's
a Unix shell script, you can simply say "foo.pl", for example.

But see below...

> i'm considering something where a user would use a hook when attempting to
> access the svn repository. the client would 'send' a username/passwd. the
> hook would access a db based upon the usernam/passwd to determine what
> dirs/files the user has access to. the hook would either grant/deny access
> to the user.
> but i have no idea as to how to integrate this kind of function within the
> framework of subversion...
> the reaon i'm looking at this kind of soln is that i'm considering an app
> that will have alot of dirs/files that will be created/added/deleted from
> the repository. using apache to provide the access control would probably
> entail a great deal of editing the httpd.conf file as dirs are changed,
> which isn't something i'd want to maintain over time...
> searching through the docs/google hasn't shed any light on this issue...
> any assistance/comments/pointers/samples/etc... would be greatly
> appreciated...

Can you say exactly what documents you read (give us URLs)? Because
access control is discussed in various places, including the book, and
for the most part it's done through mechanisms other than hooks.


...comes to mind.


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Received on Thu Aug 26 00:17:59 2004

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