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odd interaction between svn copy and Authz

From: Dan Kearns <Dan.Kearns_at_Siebel.com>
Date: 2005-03-10 06:10:27 CET

Hello,

I have a fairly deep directory tree in my repository,
and some dirs at lower levels are rendered off-limits
to certain users via the AuthzSVNAccessFile.

I wanted to create a copy/branch of the tree as seen
by one of the limited users, and found that:

1. svn copy URL URL doesn't work (authz fails)
2. svn co (applies authz) followed by svn copy WC WC
   works, but then the commit fails (authz fails)
3. finishing the commit as an unlimited user fails
   (mysterious multi-user commit error)
4. doing the commit of the WC -> WC copy causes
   files which weren't in the WC to get copied (!)

#1 and #3 I guess make sense, however #2 and #4 are
pretty mysterious to me. Does "svn copy WC WC" not
actually look at the WC other than to detect which
server-side things to copy?

Is support for my scenario in the plan in the known
future of svn?

-d

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