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Re: Problems after upgrade 1.1.4 -> 1.2.0

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2005_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: 2005-06-23 15:55:23 CEST

On 23.06.2005, at 15:20, Marc Haisenko wrote:

> On Thursday 23 June 2005 15:14, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
>
>> - Delete /root/.subversion and Subversion won't look for it anymore.
>> Of course, something will most likely recreate it later, when you
>> least expect it, and break it again.
>
> Since on almost all system /root has permissions 700 only root can
> stat /root/.subversion, so this simply won't work.

I'm not sure what you're saying; let me clarify what I'm saying:

- Some process that was run as root caused the /root/.subversion
directory to come into existence. For example, I believe running any
Subversion command will do this.
- You could log in as root and delete the directory. I think this
would work, as long as you never run any Subversion command as root
again.
- As soon as you do run another Subversion command as root, the /
root/.subversion directory gets recreated, recreating the problem.
- Therefore, removing the directory is probably not the best long-
term solution.
- The better solution I think is to give the web user ("nobody") its
own home directory where it can put its own .subversion directory
that it will own and that nobody else will mess up.

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