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RE: .subversion config dir

From: Robert Hunter <robert.hunter_at_gen-i.co.nz>
Date: 2005-05-05 03:51:36 CEST

Maarten van der Veen wrote:

On Thu, 2005-05-05 at 01:06 +0100, Dick Davies wrote:
>> * Maarten van der Veen <mjvdveen@ai.rug.nl> [0501 01:01]:
>>> Since version 1.2.0RC2 I start running into problems with
>>> the .subversion config dir. On two of my machines, doing a
>>> ./configure -> make -> make install writes an /root/.subversion/
>>> directory, which is then not readable for any other user than
>>> root.
[...]
>>
>> that's a per-user client side directory. you probably got it by running
>> svn as root. if you run it as yourself, you'll get your own in
~/.subversion.
>>
>
> So, why then no such directory is created when I run svn through the
> browser with user nobody? Obviously this user doesn't have a home
> directory, but I get the message that the user cannot
> access /root/.subversion/ which seems strange to me.
>

My guess is that this "browser" process you're talking about
had the HOME environment variable set to "/root", even though
it was run with the effective user of "nobody".

This could happen if you were logged in as root, then ran
something like the following:
# su nobody -c browser

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Robert Hunter
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