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Re: Changing repository name?

From: Matthew Saltzman <mjs_at_ces.clemson.edu>
Date: 2005-08-19 22:31:54 CEST

On Fri, 19 Aug 2005, Ulrich Eckhardt wrote:

> Matthew Saltzman wrote:
>> $ svn ci
>> svn: Commit failed (details follow):
>> svn: Can't open activity db: Permission denied
> I guess you moved the dir under with root but are trying to access it with a
> user only in group subversion, or some similar issue. Make sure the
> permissions on the files are setup properly. An indicator for messed up
> permissions is that you also can't checkout anything.

Thanks. It was a permission problem, but not what I expected. I cleverly
copied the repository to its new location with rsync, as the user that
owned the repository. So some files that were owned by apache lost their

The lesson is: If you are going to rsync a repository instead of simply
renaming, it's necessary to do it as root or otherwise ensure that
ownership is preserved.

> Uli

 		Matthew Saltzman
Clemson University Math Sciences
mjs AT clemson DOT edu
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