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Re: Web front-end for access list editing

From: Bryan Simmons <bryan.simmons_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2004-09-09 16:07:19 CEST

I'm glad I could help.
The authz_svn access list is really more for securing different paths
within a single repository or doing such in multiple repositories. To
keep a repository specifically for some users doesn't always scratch
that itch though....

My company operates in a highly collaborative environment. As such, I
have to leave some directories open to r by everyone and the ones with
more important data to rw only by me or my team.

I guess my hope was that my script would encourage others to do the same....

Withouth subversion and it's authz_svn abilities, it would take us
twice as long to collaborate as it does.

On Thu, 09 Sep 2004 10:18:32 +0200, Chris Rowse <crowse@forth.co.za> wrote:
> Hi Bryan
> Thanks for the excellent rundown of what happened to my Perl. I guess
> it was about the time that Perl changed to (was it 4 to 5?) include
> 'Object Oriented' extensions. And, yes, there were a number of libraries
> lying around.
>
> Not being much of a Perl programmer, I did not go into the details. I
> recovered by simply trashing everything and reinstalling. Yes I know
> this solution has no class or culture, but it fits our third world logic
>
> When in doubt, take a hammer
> The bigger the doubt, the bigger the hammer.
>
> I will give your editor a go.
>
> Is there a need? ... hmmm not sure. I was busy constructing permissions
> for giving myself global access to SVN and some clients read access to
> their own distribution repositories. I wanted it to work with both SVN
> access and viewcvs.
>
> The red book doesnt give a nice worked example, but now that it is
> working, I probably wont need to change it other than to add and remove
> users.
>
> I'm a great one for easy to use configuration tools, so a complete gui
> to assist in setting up SVN would be great. THe scripts themselves are
> (more or less) portable, so must be version agnostic. Try to get buy in
> from the core svn team.
>
> Chris
>
>
>
> On Thu, 2004-09-09 at 01:46, Bryan Simmons wrote:
> > I believe what ended up broken was your PERL5LIB environment variable.
> > I too have done this with cpan. Typically, a Linux box has a single perl root:
> > /usr/lib/perl5/
> >
> > Having this as a single search path doesn't work with perl. So the
> > lower paths end up in the PERL5LIB env variable. Here's what I have
> > under /usr/lib/perl5/
> > 5.8.0 5.8.1 5.8.2 5.8.3 site_perl Text vendor_perl
> >
> > All of those directories were put there either by cpan or by
> > installing a packaged app (rpms and debs and such). Though each 5.8.x
> > directory means that each one is meant for a different version of
> > perl, they will work if they are in your PERL5LIB and they match your
> > version of the perl binary. Here's the output of "echo $PERL5LIB" on
> > my system:
> >
> > /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.3/i386-linux-thread-multi:/usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.3
> >
> > The env variable is set this way because those two directories are
> > where perl can expect to find the root folder for each perl module I
> > want it to be able to run.
> > If I wanted it to run another module in another directory, I add that
> > directory to the PERL5LIB variable in /etc/profile or in
> > ~/.bash_profile.
> >
> > Perl is only tricky because it's old. You may be able to find binary
> > packages for Suse that have the needed perl modules. Such packages
> > usually replace the :: in a perl module name with -. Try to do a
> > search for Config-IniFile in whatever update you have that came with
> > your distrobution.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > On Wed, 08 Sep 2004 16:51:30 +0200, Chris Rowse <crowse@forth.co.za> wrote:
> > > Hi Bryan
> > >
> > > Sorry, I posted to you before I saw your second post.
> > >
> > > Yes, I used cpan a few years ago. After letting it do its thing, my
> > > perl was broken, along with many perl scripts on my linux. I have been
> > > wary ever since then.
> > >
> > > Chris
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > On Wed, 2004-09-08 at 16:41, Bryan Simmons wrote:
> > > > You do not have the perl module Config::IniFile installed. Have you
> > > > ever used CPAN to install a perl module? It's easy, just su, then
> > > > type: cpan
> > > > This should start the interactive cpan module installer.
> > > > Set up cpan via the prompts it gives you. When setup of cpan is done,
> > > > type: install Config::IniFile
> > > >
> > > > That should install the needed module for my script.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > On Wed, 08 Sep 2004 08:22:11 +0200, Chris Rowse <crowse@forth.co.za> wrote:
> > > > > Hi Bryan,
> > > > >
> > > > > One of the reasons I hate perl is that I seem never to be able to get
> > > > > anything working 'out the box'. There's always another environmental
> > > > > discrepancy with cryptic messages, chase around the internet for library
> > > > > after library.
> > > > >
> > > > > YEah, I know you seem to get a lot done for very little work, but so too
> > > > > nowadays with C, Java etc
> > > > >
> > > > > This is from a SuSE 9.1 installation
> > > > >
> > > > > Can't locate Config/IniFiles.pm in @INC (@INC contains:
> > > > > /usr/lib/perl5/5.8.3/i586-linux-thread-multi /usr/lib/perl5/5.8.3
> > > > > /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.3/i586-linux-thread-multi
> > > > > /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.3 /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl
> > > > > /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.3/i586-linux-thread-multi
> > > > > /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.3 /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl .) at
> > > > > /root/svnauthedit.pl line 12.
> > > > > BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at /root/svnauthedit.pl line 12.
> > > > >
> > > > > What does this mean
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > Chris
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > On Wed, 2004-09-08 at 01:07, Bryan Simmons wrote:
> > > > > > My first working version of this script is ready for public consumption:
> > > > > > http://svnhosting.org:8000/svn/bsimmons/AuthzSVNAccessAdmin/iniedit.pl
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Please let me know if anyone has questions or comments.
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > On Fri, 6 Aug 2004 23:00:47 -0400, Bryan Simmons
> > > > > > <bryan.simmons@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > > > > > Update:
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > I've almost completed the first working draft of a perl script that
> > > > > > > will allow you to
> > > > > > > administer your ini-style authz_svn file(s) over the web.
> > > > > > > I'll post a link to the source when it's complete.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > On Wed, 4 Aug 2004 18:46:19 -0400, Bryan Simmons
> > > > > > > <bryan.simmons@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > > > > > > I use something called authman. It's a php script:
> > > > > > > > http://www.net-track.ch/opensource/authman/
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > I also came across a script on cpan.org that uses the perl
> > > > > > > > Config::IniFiles module to administer ini-type files just like the
> > > > > > > > authz_svn access file. I'm going to alter it for better subversion
> > > > > > > > integration.
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > On Wed, 4 Aug 2004 17:23:55 -0500, Simon McClenahan
> > > > > > > > <smcclenahan@healthcompartners.com> wrote:
> > > > > > > > > What do you use to administer http auth?
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > cheers,
> > > > > > > > > Simon
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > > > > > > From: Bryan Simmons [mailto:bryan.simmons@gmail.com]
> > > > > > > > > Sent: Wednesday, August 04, 2004 1:08 PM
> > > > > > > > > To: users@subversion.tigris.org
> > > > > > > > > Subject: Web front-end for access list editing
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > What I want to know is very simple, so here goes: has anyone yet
> > > > > > > > > written a script or cgi that can run on the web to allow the
> > > > > > > > > creation/editing of users and groups in an authz_svn access list? I
> > > > > > > > > found a script for administering users and groups for http Auth, but
> > > > > > > > > have yet to find one for administering an authz_svn access list.
> > > > > > > > >
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> > > > > > > > --
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > Regards,
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > Bryan Simmons
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> > > > > > > > What is this "sleep" of which you speak?
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> > > > > > > --
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> > > > > > > Regards,
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> > > > > > > Bryan Simmons
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> > > > > > > What is this "sleep" of which you speak?
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Regards,
Bryan Simmons
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