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RE: .subversion config dir

From: Maarten van der Veen <mjvdveen_at_ai.rug.nl>
Date: 2005-05-07 07:38:44 CEST

Do you have any idea how I can undo this? Though I do not think I've
ever executed an action like that.

I tried to set the home directory for the nobody user with usermod -d,
but that didn't help.

Cheers,

Maarten

On Thu, 2005-05-05 at 13:51 +1200, Robert Hunter wrote:
> 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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