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Re: authz access file problem

From: Patrick Smears <patrick.smears_at_ensoft.co.uk>
Date: 2004-11-10 19:57:29 CET

On Mon, 8 Nov 2004, Sören Kuklau wrote:

> > But it said that if you have an anonymous root, AND checkout your
> > repository from your root, your non-anonymous directories will not be
> > recursed into, and silently ignored. This is due to the fact that
> > checkouts can only fetch your credentials once at the beginning, and
> > at that time (root of the repository), you don't need any usernames or
> > passwords (because anonymous access is granted), and thus the whole
> > checkout is performed as an anonymous user.
> >
>
> Unfortunately, this is indeed *exactly* what's happening now. It is
> clear through `svn ls` that the directories /exist/ - they're just
> never checked out unless you explicitly ask svn to, and even then,
> things just don't work correctly at all. I suppose the only true
> solution to this problem* is to use separate repositories.
>
> *) The problem being: we have a software project with a server (under
> GPL), and several clients, some of which aren't open-source. For
> obvious convenience reasons, though, we'd still like to have the client
> sources in the repository, accessible for developers only. Using authz
> for this seemed like the obvious solution, but I guess not?

Would it work to create a user 'anonymous', with a null/known password,
with read access to the GPL parts of the repository? That way, everyone
would be asked for their credentials at the root of the repository;
developers can give their own details, and other users could log in as
'anonymous'... slighly less convenient for the latter, but it would appear
to get round the problem!

Patrick

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